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"Greet the Monks" Varvarivka Things to Do Tip by hunterV

Varvarivka Things to Do: 5 reviews and 25 photos

  The entrance gate (from inside)
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  • The entrance gate (from inside) - Varvarivka
      The entrance gate (from inside)
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  • The cathedral altar - Varvarivka
      The cathedral altar
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  • The central icon of Prophet St.Elijah - Varvarivka
      The central icon of Prophet St.Elijah
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  • The icons are huge and great here! - Varvarivka
      The icons are huge and great here!
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  • St.Elijah Cathedral, Varvarivka, Ukraine - Varvarivka
      St.Elijah Cathedral, Varvarivka, Ukraine
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While in the village center you can also go to the monastery that was under reconstruction for several years and looks very modified now.
There are several monks there now.
You will recognize the building of Prophet St.Elijah Cathedral where the monastery is located.
The monks have accomplished a lot of work here.
The cathedral itself dates back to 1680 when the village was founded.
The cathedral dean is Father Hermann and another priest is Father Joasaph.
You can see a lot of huge icons inside the cathedral, among them some unique and old ones.
I enjoyed viewing the martyrs icons of the Romanovs there (see the travelogue).

Address: Main Street
Directions: Next to the club.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2011
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