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Kiev Pechersk Lavra

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The Pilgrimage department offers pilgrimage (excursions) in the Kiev-Pecherskaya (Cave) Lavra 

                                            

Group and individual pilgrimage (excursions)

Duration: 1-2 hours


 

                      

Brief description of the pilgrimage (excursions)

in the Kiev-Pecherskaya (Cave) Lavra


During the walking pilgrimage in the Lavra, the greatest holy place of the Orthodox world, first of all, you will see the ground churches of the 11th-19th centuries, you will hear the history of this ancient monastery of Rus (Ruthenia)**, get to know the life and the feats of the great ascetics – the monks of this monastery and see their imperishable bodies, the remains (relics) of these saint people. You will hear the narrative about the miraculous divine help to the people who turned to them in prayer. Also you may visit the ancient underground temples of the 11th century, put candles for the health of your close people, pray to the saints of God, whose bodies remain imperishable. You will be able to overlook the ancient architecture of this remarkable ensemble of the architecture of Rus.

 


** Rus is the vast ethno-cultural region in eastern Europe, the historical name of East Slavic lands.

«Ruthenia» is one of the medieval Latin names of Rus.

Kievan Rus was the East Slavic state in Europe from the late 9th to the mid-13th century, under the reign of the Rurik dynasty.


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             Entrance to the Lavra

The church of Ven. Anthony and

Ven. Theodosius of the Cave

The icon of Ven. Anthony and

Ven. Theodosius of the Cave

 


       
                        

 
  

In the Near-by caves you will see: the relics of 74 imperishably resting saints, such as:

- the burial place and the cell of the founder of Lavra, Venerable (Ven.) Anthony;

- the relics of the first chronicler of Rus (Ruthenia) – Ven. Nestor the Chronicler;

- the relics of Ven. Alypius – the founder of the ancient icon painting of Rus (Ruthenia);

- the relics of legendary hero – Ven. Elijah from the town of Murom;

- the relics of Ven. Nicholas Svyatosha – the prince of Chernigov;

- the relics of Ven. Agapit the unmercenary doctor;

  and 3 cave temples (look at the map).

 

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The church of Venerable Barlaam

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The relics of Ven. Nestor

the Chronicler

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         The relics of  St. Virgin Juliana

                

 
 

In the Far-off caves you will see: the relics of 48 Saint Venerable Fathers, such as:

- the tomb and the cell of the Abbot Ven. Theodosius of the Cave;

- the relics of Ven. Hilarion the Schemamonk (the  Metropolitan of Kiev);

- the relics of Ven. Theodore, the Prince of Ostrog;

- the relics of priest-martyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky), the Metropolitan of Kiev and Galitsia;

- the holy crizm-secreting heads of the saints, whose names are unknown; and others;

   and 3 cave temples (look at the map).

             

 

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The underground church of

Ven. Theodosius

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The cave monastic cell
  

 

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The holy crizm-secreting heads

 

 


 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Map of the Near-by caves of the Lavra.

The depth of the caves is about 10-15 meters.

The length of the labyrinth is 383 meters.


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Cave Churches:  

A. Underground Church in honor of the Entry of the Holy Virgin Mary into the Temple

B. Underground Church of Ven. Anthony of the Cave

C. Underground Church of Ven. Barlaam, the Hegumen-Abbot of the Kiev Pecherskaya (Cave) monastery.

The relics of 74 saints, accompanied by tables with names and icons of the saints, ancient burial niches, the icons of the mid-19th century. 

 

  

Map of the Far-off caves of  the Lavra.

The depth of the caves is about 15-20 meters.

The length of the labyrinth is 293 meters. 


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Cave Churches:

A. Underground Church of the Nativity of Christ.

B. Underground Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

C. Underground Church of Ven. Theodosius, the Hegumen-Abbot of Kiev Pecherskaya (Cave) monastery.

The relics of 48 saints, accompanied by tables with names and icons of of the saints, ancient burial niches, the icons of the mid-19th century.

 

  
 

 

 


 

 

 
 


Languages of the excursion.

The excursions is available in Russian, Ukrainian, English, German, French.

 

Donation for the excursion. 

The donation for the excursion in the Kiev-Pecherskaya (Cave) Lavra is:

 
  

 

   

  

  Number 

                        Amount in                        
 of persons           UAH                  Euro    Dollars  
    1          280        10      11
    2          350         13       14 
    3          400         15       16 
        4              450         17       18 
        5              550         20       22 
        6              600         22       23 
        7              700         25       27 
        8              800         29       31 
         9               900         33       35 
      10            1000       36     39
  

 

You can order the excursion in the Kiev-Pecherskaya (Cave) Lavra,

every day from 9:00 till 16:00.

The place of gathering and departure of groups on an excursion, is in the housing 39

(the Pilgrimage department).

 


Layout (Plan-scheme)


The nearest metro stations are Arsenalnaya and Pecherskaya. You must go to the street Lavrskaya 15, to the entrance of the Lower Lavra.
The nearest public transport stop is near the entrance of the Lower Lavra - this is the bus stop for № 24, for trolleybus № 38, minibus № 520, № 470.


How to get from the barrier, the entrance of the Lower Lavra

to the Pilgrimage Department:

 

 

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You can  get to the  Pilgrimage Department (housing  39) going straight through the arches № 1, № 2,  passing-by the Worship Cross, behind  which  there is a two-storey building, housing  39.   



  

 


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

You may order an excursion:


call us on the numbers:


+38 (044) 255-11-75, 255-11-09 (dispatcher),

tel. / fax (044) 254-33-90,

mob. numb. +38 (063) 229-76-95;

+38 (066) 024-24-75 


write a request to email:


palomnik@lavra.ua  

               
       You may pay for an excursion:


- in cash;


- by cashless payments on the territory of Ukraine;


- by bank card.