Sviatohirsk Lavra, Ukraine. Pictures

Some facts about Svyatohirsk monastery:

Svyatohirsk Lavra (or Svyatogorsk Lavra) is situated in Eastern Ukraine (appr. between Kharkiv and Donetsk) near a town of Sviatohirsk (Svyatogorsk in Russian language). The first written mention of this monastery was in beginning of 16-th century. Originally it was a cave monastery. Cave were artificially made inside the white lime rock. The name of the monastery comes from the mountains, where it is situated. Sviatohirsk - it means Holy Mountains.

Pictures of Svyatohirsk Lavra:

View on the Sviatohirsk monastery from the other bank of the river:

Sviatohirsk Lavra. Ukraine

White lime rock, where situated caves and upper church on its top:

Sviatogirs Lavra. Ukraine Svyatohirsk Lavra. Golden domes of church

Monastery's flower garden and icons on the walls:

Svyatogorsk Monastery garden Sviatohirsk monastery. Icons on the walls

Beautiful view on Svyatogorsk monastery from its different sides:

Svyatohirsk monastery Svyatogorsk monastery

Pictures © Copyright Sergey Sorokin

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