Antique ancient Rome
Ancient Rome is the eternal city, steeped in history, with dilapidated houses, cobbled streets, breathtaking Colosseum, with majestic temples in which hovers the spirit of Michelangelo and Raphael. Go through…

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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…

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The relics of St. John the Baptist in Amiens (France)

How many Orthodox Christians come to France – and only a few know how many shrines still, despite the tumult of revolutions and the forgotten Christian heritage of the past, contains a French land. Because it, like our Holy Rus, Lord, “by nature gracious and unemotional”, still loves and wishes to all living and visiting there “to be saved, and in the knowledge of the truth Preeti”.

Holy Legend tells us that after the beheading of the precious head of St. John the Baptist the wicked Herodias was not allowed to betray her funeral together with the body of the Saint, but having outraged upon her, buried in his Palace in the “disgraceful place”. The body was taken secretly and buried by the disciples of Saint. Wife of officer of king Herod we knew where Herodias had buried the venerable head. And she decided to rebury her on mount of olives in one of Herod’s estates. Continue reading

The monastery of St. Theodore Stratelates (Chelter-Koba)

Chelter-Koba is one of the cave monasteries of the Crimea, which is located in Bakhchisaray region, in the valley of Belbek river, at a distance of one kilometer from the village Bolshaya Sadovaya (Tash-Basta). Translated from the Crimean Tatar language the name of Chelter-Koba means Lattice-cave or Cave grill.

Chelter-Koba is one of the cave monasteries of the Crimea, which is located in Bakhchisaray region, in the valley of Belbek river, at a distance of one kilometer from the village Bolshaya Sadovaya (Tash-Basta). Translated from the Crimean Tatar language the name of Chelter-Koba means Lattice-cave or Cave grill (çilter — grill, netting;. qoba — cave). Continue reading

Vvedenskaya Church in Feodosii

Vvedenskaya Church – the oldest known architectural monuments of Feodosia. Historians believe that the Greek Church dates back to VII–IX centuries Now presentation Church – the current Orthodox Church, and on its external appearance it is difficult to say that she’s over a thousand years.

HISTORY
About presentation Church. It dates back to VII–IX centuries, since then it was rebuilt several times. And how it originally looked like is impossible to establish.

In 30-ies of the last century under Soviet rule the Church, like other churches, was closed, the dome and the bell tower were demolished. In the 1990s, we began repair and restoration of the temple. Now presentation Church is an active Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Continue reading