The wooden monastery of All Saints in Svyatogorsk Lavra
To the south-east of Svyatogorsk Lavra located in Donetsk oblast, there is amazing in its beauty wooden monastery of All Saints, which attracts the attention of pilgrims and tourists.
Perhaps it is the most unusual building in Svyatogorye. The monastery is very beautiful and even unexpected for these places. Its churches were built by local carpenters from massive pine logs and decorated with carvings in the ancient traditions of Russian wooden architecture of the 16th-17th centuries.
Currently, the monastery is an economic farmstead of Svyatogorsk Lavra. Brethren of the monastery grow potatoes, corn, forage grasses for livestock, honey plants, beets, pumpkin. Photos by olo