Did you know that novices have always been an integral part of the monastic community? Those of them who passed the obedience test joined the ranks of monastic fraternity of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
Dear friends! We are glad to introduce the next release of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra “Artistic Heritage” to you. Today we are going to continue acquainting you with the paintings of the Church of Sts. Anthony and Theodosius of Pechersk (Refectory).
Today we complete our story about architectural and archaeological research conducted in the territory of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in 1997-2000. It preceded and accompanied the reconstruction of the Great Pechersk Church.
Did you know that there appeared a lot of taverns in Pechersk town in the 1750’s? They belonged to Lavra and their number reached almost two dozen.
Did you know that mead, traditional Ukrainian beverage, was very popular with Lavra’s brethren? The glass of sweet mead with shades of gold and amber was on the list of festa beverages drunk by brethren’s community or as part of the monks’ Sunday meal.
Dear friends! “Artistic Heritage” section continues to acquaint you with the collection of icons from the Fund collection of the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”.
November 17, is the day of remembrance of St. Paul, Metropolitan of Tobolsk. He was a famous Ukrainian church figure, preacher, missionary, teacher of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, one who has taken monastic vows in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Given that he was buried in the crypt under St. Stephen’s Chapel of the Dormition Cathedral, there is the opportunity to talk about this figure and the fate of his burial. We are going to do it in a series of issues dedicated to the Great Pechersk Church and its research in the late 20th century.