St. Basil's Cathedral in Sevastopol
Pokrovsky Cathedral is the main Orthodox temple of Sevastopol. It is located on Bolshaya Morskaya street and always attracts attention by the beauty of architecture and sparkling in the sun…

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Melitopol mystery dungeon
Our city is literally teeming with ancient tunnels, cellars and catacombs whose information is strictly classified. The presence of these underground structures provides food for many urban legends and spooky…

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India and Persia

With all the richness and diversity of philosophical systems, schools, teachings, traditions and trends existing in India, with all its multiplicity of languages, castes, religions and sects, we still can speak about the phenomenon of Indian or even Indo-Iranian thinking because the basis of all the above options is the same view of the world, which was formed at the turn of the era of Taurus and Aries and so perfect and self-sufficient that any subsequent basic innovations, whether they originated within the Indian culture, like Buddhism, or are introduced externally as Christianity, just rejected then as unnecessary or “digested” by being demoted to the ranks, particularly small one and indivisible doctrine.

The brief history of the development of this doctrine or, more precisely, thinking is this. It takes its origin in the era of Taurus is already known postulate “the world is perfect and there is no need to change it,” but its current form it has taken only at the beginning of the age of Aries, after the invasion of the Indo-Aryan (“white replacing black”, remember the theory of the Seven races). The hardships of this era of conquest was added to the above postulate the second part: “Man is flawed and must change.” Continue reading

Ten most unique churches of Ukraine

Christians have a spiritual tradition at Easter to go to Holy places. In our country there are amazing temples, about which we know very little, Why Pochayiv monastery called the second Jerusalem? Where Ukrainian Athos? And what famous Church in Kozelets?

“Heaven like” abode

Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra At all times since the XII century lived among Christians the rule: at least once in life to visit the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. And before that a great campaign of fasting and were definitely on foot, even from the farthest corners of the country! Being in Lavra, prayed fervently before the miraculous icons, received absolution, were cured of serious ailments, asked about the health and welfare of relatives. Such spiritual and personal achievement. …In the eleventh century, the priest Illarion withdrew from people and spent several years in the cave. Then he was elected Metropolitan, but at this sacred place came the monks Continue reading

Admiral St Volodymyr’s Cathedral

The Cathedral laid on 15 July 1854 on the Central city hill. During the war, 1854-55 work were preostanovlena and continued only in 1858 the Cathedral was built in Byzantine style by the Professor of architecture K. A. Ton, the original project was modified and changed by academician A. A. Avdeyev.
The history of the Cathedral began in 1825, when chief commander of the black sea fleet and the ports Admiral A. S. Graig asked the Imperial permission to install a monument on the ruins of Chersonese, where they were baptised kN. Vladimir and where started the spread of the Orthodox faith in Russia. In 1829 a competition was announced for the monument. Was approved the project of architect K. A. ton (1794 – 1881) – a five-dome Cathedral in Russian and Byzantine style, combining characteristic elements and forms of old Russian architecture with elements and forms of Byzantine architecture. Continue reading