«Memories of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra» photo project

Dear friends! In our today’s release of “Memories of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” photo project we continue our story about architectural and archaeological research of 1997-2000. It was carried out before and during the restoration of the Dormition Cathedral, which blew up 80 years ago, on November 3, 1941.


Dear visitors! We would like to inform you that due to the prescheduled completion of works referred to the dismantling of scaffolding on the western facade of the Trinity Gate Church, the central entrance to the Preserve is going to be opened at 8 a.m. on November 5, 2021.


For the attention of visitors! We would like to inform you that due to the continuation of landscaping activities on the territory adjacent to the Trinity Gate Church and restoration of the porch of the building, some exposition sites of the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” will be closed.

To the attention of the visitors!

Due to the restoration works of the Gate Church of the Trinity, the central entrance to the territory of the Preserve will be CLOSED from September 20, 2021 to November 08, 2021.


Artistic Heritage of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Dear friends! Today “Artistic Heritage” section would like to present to your attention “Sermon on the Mount” composition created by Hryhoriy Popov. The artwork beautifies the interior of the   Church of Sts. Antony and Theodosius of Pechersk (Refectory) and has (together with the paired painting “Saturation of Five Thousand People with Five Loaves of Bread”) the most advantageous central location.

Curious facts about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Did you know that tsarist government decided to give the state-owned sovereign taverns of Kyiv, Nizhyn and Pereyaslav “for ransom” in the early 1750’s?

Curious facts about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Do you know how creative was the reaction of Lavra’s Ecclesiastical Council to the will of Eugene (Bolkhovitinov), Metropolitan of Kyiv and Halych, to rename the Family Church of St. Serapion at Lavra Metropolitan Rooms and give it the name of St. Michael, the 1st Metropolitan of Kyiv?