Pechersk Lavra (Cave Monastery)

Ukraine is a religious country, surprisingly so since under communist rule hundreds of churches and cathedrals were destroyed.  The holiest site in Kiev is the Pechersk Lavra which is also known as the Monastery of the Caves was founded in 1051.  This center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a national sanctuary.  It is also a working and active monastery where hundreds of monks and nuns reside and is visited by hundreds of pilgrims every day.   Continue reading “Pechersk Lavra (Cave Monastery)”