Curious facts about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Dismentling some buildings of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Did you know that some buildings of Kyiv-Pechersk Monastery, primarily used for economic purposes, were dismantled in the early 1930’s at the request of Lavra’s State Cultural and Historical Preserve?

Curious facts about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

 Monastic fruit and berry fusion wine

Do you know anything about the monastic fruit and berry fusion wine, which was made in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in the 18th century?

Various types of it were made in the cellars and patrimonial household units of the monastery. The main place of storage for that type of wine was the large root cellar located on the territory of the garden, which was part of the estate of Father Superior of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. That cellar is still there.

“Memories of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” photo project

Restoration of the monument to Prince Kostiantyn Oleksandrovych Ypsilanti

Dear friends!

We continue to acquaint you with the collection of photo materials of the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”. Today we dedicate them to the restoration of the monument to Prince Kostiantyn Oleksandrovych Ypsilanti (1760-1816), in particular, the unveiling of the memorial that took place on June 29, 1997. The event was attended by the numerous honored guests, including the members of the All-Greek Union of Pontic Officers named after Oleksandr Ypsilanti, who initiated the restoration of the tombstone. The festivities began with a prayer, which was served by both the Lavra’s Brethren and representatives of the Hellenic Orthodox Church.

Curious facts about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Did you know that Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra was in charge of sewing winter clothes for the whole brethren of the Monastery during the 19th – early 20th centuries?

Curious facts about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Did you know that setting out the grape-vine in the 17th–19th c., especially in monastic and church estates, began with the consecration of this type of fruit?

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