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Pair of Candle Holders for Altar table above Star of Bethlehem in Grotto - Church of Nativity, Bethlehem

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Silver filigree table candle stand CI004 from Church of Nativity  Silver filigree table candle stand CI005 from Church of Nativity
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Pair of silver filigree Altar table candle stands from Church of Nativity
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Silver filigree table candle stand from Church of Nativity 

Silver filigree table candle stand from Church of Nativity

Silver filigree table candle stand from Church of Nativity

Silver filigree table candle stand from Church of Nativity

Silver filigree table candle stand from Church of Nativity 

 

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Pair of silver filigree candle stands for Altar table above Star of Bethlehem in Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.
Candle holders are decorated wth 6 red pyrope garnet stones and pedestal has circular green onyx slab.

Painting of Grotto
Painting of Grotto

The silver Star of Bethlehem marks the place where the Virgin Mary gave birth to the Savior. The original star was destroyed during unrests in 1847. The inner circle of the star has a inscription in Latin : «Hic de Virgine Maria Jesus Christus natus est» (Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ here ).

Grotto - ceiling with vigil lamps Back of Grotto - ceiling with vigil lamps 
Grotto - ceiling with vigil lamps Back of Grotto - ceiling with vigil lamps 

With the blessing of H.E. Theophylact, Archbishop of Jordan from Jerusalem Patriarchate, this pair of silver filigree candle holders were placed on Holy Altar table above Star of Bethlehem in Grotto. These silver filigree candle holders were donated by Serbian pilgrims to the Holy Land, during Christmas.

Funds necessary for manufacturing of these holderss were collected among Serbian Orthodox believers, by efforts of Mrs. Gordana Sipka from Novi Sad, Fr. Nikolai - Abbot of St. Thomas monasery and Sister Dorothea from Church of Nativity.

Precious stones were donated by grace of Mr. Dusan and Mrs. Leonora Vulovic from Belgrade. 


Material:                     silver 950, garnet, green onyx
Technique:                  filigree, granulation, stone setting.

Size:                          28×13.5 cm
.
Weight:                     
405 and 406 grams.
Year:                         2009.

Commissioned by:      Mrs. Gordana Sipka, Novi Sad - Serbia.
In possession of:        Church of Nativity, Bethlehem - Holy Land.

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