Summer altar, Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, Ukraine

Summer altar, Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, Ukraine

Chigirinsky
The first record of the monastery in Pochayiv dates back to 1527, although a local tradition claims that it was established three centuries earlier, during the Mongol invasion, by several runaway monks, either from the Kiev Monastery of the Caves or from the Holy Mountain. The legend has it that the Theotokos appeared to the monks in the shape of a column of fire, leaving her footprint in the rock she stood upon. <br><a href="http://googleearth.dzmo.biz/"> <img src="http://dzmo.biz/s/3D.gif" align="right"></a> #altar #Dormition #Lavra #Pochayiv #Ukraine
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