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Nov/18

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Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery

Maniavskyi Skyt (1611-1621) is an Orthodox monastery located in the village of Manyava, about 50 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, an important center of spirituality, culture and art of Ukraine.

During its heyday, the monastery numbered about 200 monks and dozens of subordinate monasteries in Galicia, Bukovina and Moldova. It was one of the centers of cultural life in Galicia. Maniavskyi Skyt on Google Maps. Photos by: Vitaliy Ilnytsky.

Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful small monastery

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Aug/18

26

Beautiful Old Churches of Chernihiv

Chernihiv, first mentioned in 907, is the most northern regional center of Ukraine. The center of the historical region of Severia, it was one of the largest towns of Kievan Rus (882-1240).

Today, this city is known for its monuments of architecture. Some of them were built in the times of Kievan Rus, before the Mongol invasion. Photos by: Boyko O.D.

Savior Transfiguration Cathedral (1033) – the oldest surviving monument of old Russian architecture, one of the few surviving buildings of the period of pre-Mongol Rus.

Beautiful old churches of Chernihiv, Ukraine, photo 1

sights of Chernihiv

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The Holy Mountains Lavra (Sviatohirsk Lavra), a monastery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), was first mentioned in written sources in 1526.

It is located in a picturesque place on the right high cretaceous bank of the Seversky Donets River (the so-called Holy Mountains) in Sviatohirsk, a small town in the north of the Donetsk region.

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Dec/17

18

Monastery of St. Nicholas in Krekhiv

Krekhiv is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zhovkva district of the Lviv region, 35 km north-west of Lviv.

In 1612, an Orthodox monastery was founded at a distance of about 2 km from the village. In 1669, the monks built fortifications around the monastery and turned it into a fortress. Krekhiv Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Monastery in Krekhiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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Despite the fact that Zhovkva, located near the city of Lviv, is a very small town, it is rich in interesting monuments of architecture.

One of them is the Church of the Holy Trinity – a beautiful wooden church built in 1720. This is an outstanding monument of architecture and monumental art of the Galician school. The Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque monument of wooden architecture

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Volya-Vysotska is a village with a population of about 1,700 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1598) – one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine and an architectural monument of national importance located near the highway Lviv – Rava-Ruska, near the cemetery. Volya-Vysotska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Volya-Vysotska, Ukraine, photo 1

colorful wooden church

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Piddubtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Lutsk district of the Volyn region, 16 km east of Lutsk.

The main attraction of the village is the nine-headed Orthodox Church of the Intercession, originally – the Uniate Church, built in 1745. Piddubtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Intercession Church in Piddubtsi, Volyn region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful multi-headed church

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Zhuravnyky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Horokhiv district of the Volyn region, on the highway LvivLutsk. The village was previously a town and was called Druzhkopil.

The most interesting construction in the village is the Orthodox Church of the Holy Great Martyr Saint Demetrios of Thessaloniki. Zhuravnyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Demetrius Church in Zhuravnyky, Volyn region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful brick church

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Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra is an Orthodox monastery located in the town of Pochaiv in the Ternopil region. It is the largest Orthodox temple complex and monastery in western Ukraine and the second largest in the country after Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

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Berdychiv is a historic city located in the Zhytomyr region, 43 km south of Zhytomyr. The main attraction of the city is the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites – a majestic architectural complex with defensive walls, towers and a Catholic church in the Baroque style.

Originally it was a castle of the Tyszkiewicz family who owned this land since the 14th century. In 1630, the governor J. Tyszkiewicz gave the castle to the Catholic Order of Discalced Carmelites after his miraculous rescue from the Tatar captivity. Construction of the monastery lasted from 1634 to 1642. Photos by: camrador.

Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in Berdychiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the monastery

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