The National Library of Belarus launched Christmas readings. For the sixth time the forum is being held under the patronage of the Belarusian Orthodox Church and unites clergy, representatives of government bodies, cultural and scientific figures, teachers, and students. This year, the project is dedicated to important historical dates - the 550th anniversary of the Zhirovichi Icon of the Mother of God, the 500th anniversary of the Zhirovichi Monastery, and the 800th anniversary of Prince Alexander Nevsky. The Christmas readings program includes numerous conferences, meetings, and round tables.