Sviatohirsk Lavra – the Most Picturesque Monastery of Ukraine

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In Ukraine, there are only three monasteries, which have the highest spiritual title of Lavra – Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Pochayiv Lavra and Sviatohirsk Lavra.

The Holy Assumption Sviatohirsk Lavra (also known as The Holy Mountains Lavra, Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery), an important spiritual center of eastern Ukraine and southern Russia, was first mentioned in written sources in 1526. Sviatohirsk Lavra on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

This beautiful Orthodox monastery is located on the right high chalk bank of the Siverskyi Donets River (on the so-called Holy Mountains, in the national park of the
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