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Skeet Nativity of the Virgin (Tserkovschina)

  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • p. Foresters Kiev Sviatoshynsky district, Farm Freestyle 
    Separated abode in the tract Tserkovschina (Freestyle Farm) is just a few minutes' drive from Kiev, directly at the Obukhov track. The emergence in the XI century. associated with the name of one of the founders of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra of St.. Theodosius, who during Lent secretly closeted here in Gniletskih caves. Over time, the caves was founded Prechistenskiy Gniletsky monastery with an underground church ruined in XIII-XV centuries. In toponymy keep the name: the tract and village Tserkovschina Hodosovka - Distorted Feodosievka. Reopened the cave St. Innocent only in the XIX century. And in 1902 founded a monastery caves at Nativity of the Virgin, called "Skeet-Pure." In Soviet times there have placed a colony for minors, camp prisoners of war, then the hospital, sanatorium MIA (still in effect). One of the temples were destroyed, in the room of another staged auditorium. Divine services were resumed in 1999 under the tutelage of Golosiyivska desert restored Nicholas Church. Monks conduct tours in the cave.
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