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
Lithuania is one of the countries of the Baltic sea coast with beautiful sandy beaches, clean air, colorful scenery, an abundance of historical and architectural monuments. The Capital Of Lithuania — Vilnius .
The bus Arrival in Vilnius at 07.50. Meeting. Breakfast in the cafe. Transfer to the hotel.
Air Flight from Kiev to Vilnius. Arrival. Transfer to the hotel of the chosen category (APL. additional 25 Euro/1-3 pers.).
Excursion to Trakai and Kaunas
Trakai, the ancient capital of Lithuania, just 30 km from Vilnius. The main attraction of the town is the famous Trakai castle, which stands on an island in lake galvė. Continue reading
Saint Sophia Cathedral
When erected: 1017-1022 or until 1037. The Church was founded at the beginning of the 18th century, when it was renovated in the Ukrainian Baroque style. The work was sponsored by Hetman Ivan Mazepa.
At which the Prince built: Volodymyr the Great, Yaroslav the Wise
What is remarkable: the only Church of Kiev and Ukraine, a fully preserved pre-Mongol times (considered to be the pre-Mongol period up to 1240 years). The interior of the Cathedral boasts unique frescoes of the 11th-12th centuries, including paintings, created by artists from Byzantium. In addition, in this temple is the famous sarcophagus, in which was buried one of the founders of the Cathedral Yaroslav the Wise. Unfortunately, Continue reading