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
Many beautiful churches of Kharkiv did not survive to our days. The first wooden churches were destroyed by relentless time and the fires, but many more churches destroyed by the Bolsheviks.
First in Kharkov was built in 1657, a wooden Church of the Dormition of the virgin, placed in the fortress a little South of the modern building of the assumption Cathedral. The Church was small, and instead of icons, the townspeople prayed to paper posters of the saints. The first Kharkiv priest called Eralise. First came the priest in Kharkiv together with immigrants from the Dnieper.
Together with the increase in the number of residents of Kharkov have a question about building a new, larger Church. In 1687 on the site of the modern Cathedral of the assumption, was built the city’s first stone Church. However, the new temple was not destined to stay for long. In 1733 Continue reading
On Planet Earth many mysterious and amazing places that throughout history the imagination of writers, scientists and, of course, ordinary people. Some of these places are so ancient, incomprehensible to scientists, sometimes even unfinished in its construction that it is impossible to answer the question, for what purpose they were constructed and why… of Course, on Earth a lot more amazing places with unknown structures, but in this small video we show you pictures of nineteen of the most famous and most mysterious places.
Stonehenge. Open to the public in the middle of the XX century, after the reconstruction, the English Stonehenge has attracted widespread attention of the world. Megalithic constructions, of course, have been here a long time, talking about it as the stories and old drawings and photographs, but much more megalithic stones were fallen, than now, after the ” reconstruction “. About the purpose of the construction there are several scientific hypotheses, starting from the burial chambers, to the Observatory (reconstruction of the monument on the computer is the solar and lunar calendars). Mystics and people are still talking about the druids. Continue reading