Thursday, October 1, 2009

Church of All Saints, Kiev, Ukraine

Ukraine-5, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Kiev Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev, Ukraine. Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1015 the Lavra has been a preeminent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint-Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine on August 21, 2007, based on voting by experts and the internet community.
The most important churches inside the monastery are the Church of All Saints, Church of the Saviour at Berestove and the Refectory Church.


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