Monday, 01 January 2018 18:04

Christmas meetings took place at the Faculty of Philology of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

Christmas meetings took place at the Faculty of Philology of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

The pre-holiday events, which are traditionally held by the Department of Polish Philology of the Philological Faculty, was visited by , Yaroslav Ksenez, the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Grodno.

Students, participants of the civil-patriotic project "Living History", prepared a program in which everyone could demonstrate the skill of mastering an artistic word. GRSU students connected live music with a literary and historical excursion "Journey on the eve of Christmas", recitation of poems and singing of Christmas songs, which, incidentally, was performed not only by the students themselves, but also by students of language courses for people of retirement age at the Center for Social Services of the Population of Oktyabrsky District Grodno. By the way, for many years the course of the Polish language for elderly Grodno students is conducted by Elena Antonevich, the student of the philological faculty.

- Christmas holidays carry an unusually powerful life-affirming beginning, when people's hearts are filled with kindness. Christmas – as the great day of the whole Christian world - has long been accompanied by colorful folk customs. This is one of the main family holidays. Within the prefeast and afterfeast, the holiday of the Nativity of Christ lasts for twelve days and, undoubtedly, is filled with our kind wishes, charitable actions, attentive attitude to children and people of advanced age, - Olga Pan'kova, assistant professor,  the head of the civil-patriotic project "Live History", noted.

At the meeting, the participants of this project recalled the charity work of Eliza Ozheshko: a participant of the civil and patriotic project "Living History" in the image of an outstanding writer of the Prinemansky Part held a quiz "Traditions and Symbols of the Christmas Eve".

Yaroslav Ksenez , Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Grodno drew the attention of all participants to the unique atmosphere of the Christmas holidays, forcing people to become kinder and lighter.

"In the world of everyday worries, Christmas Eve unites us together and allows us to look at each other more closely, because it is impossible to express wishes in haste, without looking closely at dear people's eyes,"- the head of the Polish diplomatic corps in Grodno stressed.

Inna Lisovskaya, the Dean of the Faculty of Philology, noted the special importance of the profession of teachers, tutors, educators, who work with young people, and also expressed gratitude to the students who prepared an interesting, rich program.

Symbolically, on the eve of the great Christian holiday, Father Viktor Bokhan, priest of the parish of the Most Holy Redeemer and archpriest Vladimir Borisevich, clergyman of the Holy Protection Cathedral, attended the meeting. Priests of both faiths pointed to the spiritual essence of the Nativity of Christ and the significance of genuine, enduring values, moral guidelines in the life of modern man.

Evgeny Pankov, associate Professor, Head of the Department of Polish Philology, in the final word-congratulation wished goods and joy to colleagues, students and their relatives.

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