Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery

Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery

Sviatohirsk is located within 30 km from the town of Sloviansk, on the picturesque banks of the Seversky Donets River. Today Sviatohirsk is a spiritual centre, the Holy Assumption Sviatohirsk lavra, Holy Mountains National Park, historical and architectural reserve, as well as a resort of national importance.

Sviatohirsk Lavra

Sviatohirsk Lavra

The Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery (Lavra) near the city of Sviatohirsk in Donetsk Oblast (region) of easternUkraine. The Lavra is located on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River. The name comes from the hill on which it sits on — Sviatohirsk or Holy Hill.

Sviatohirsk Lavra

Sviatohirsk Lavra

The first monks settled the are in the 14th-15th centuries. The first written mention of the monastery was in 1526. In 1624, the monastery was officially recognized as the Sviatohirsk Uspensky Monastery. In 1992 the monastery was restored and in 2004 was officially granted the status of a Ukrainian Orthodox Church Lavra. Today, the monastery`s community consists of more than 100 people.

Sviato-Pokrovska Church of the Lavra

Sviato-Pokrovska Church of the Lavra

Sviatohirsk is located within 30 km from the town of Sloviansk, on the picturesque banks of the Seversky Donets River. Today Sviatohirsk is a spiritual centre, the Holy Assumption Sviatohirsk lavra, Holy Mountains National Park, historical and architectural reserve, as well as a resort of national importance.  Unique nature of Sviatohirsk still remains the most attractive thing for visitors of the town: Severskiy Donets River, chalk mountains, coniferous and mixed forests, centuries-old oak trees and clean air.

Severski Donets River

Severskiy Donets River

Panorama view from the Lavra

Panorama view from the Lavra

Sviatohirsk Monastery

Sviatohirsk Monastery

Severskiy Donets River

Severskiy Donets River

View of the Sviatohirsk Lavra

View of the Sviatohirsk Lavra

Sviatohirsk

Sviatohirsk

In the yard of the Lavra

In the yard of the Lavra

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