Orthodox icon | Gathering of the Venerables of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra | 25047

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25047
  • Russian icon
  • 18 x 13 cm | 7.1 x 5.1 in
  • 19th century

Description

Gathered around the Holy Prince Vladimir are all the saints, bishops and monks who attained holiness in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra. Above, two angels carry the Kiev icon, the Dermition of the Mother of God. The saints are led by Saint Anthony and Saint Theodosius, the founders of the monastery.

The Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves, is an ancient Orthodox Christian monastery located in Kyiv, Ukraine. It is one of the most important religious and cultural landmarks in the country, renowned for its historical significance and architectural splendor.

The Lavra was founded in the 11th century by Saint Anthony (July 10) and Saint Theodosius (May 3), who were known for their ascetic lifestyle and devotion to God. Over the centuries, it grew into a major spiritual center, attracting pilgrims and monks from far and wide. The complex encompasses a network of underground caves, where the bodies of numerous monks and saints were laid to rest, earning it the name “Monastery of the Caves.”

The Lavra consists of several churches, bell towers, and other religious buildings, which display a mix of architectural styles from different periods. The Dormition Cathedral, built in the 11th century and reconstructed in the 18th century, is the main church of the Lavra and features impressive frescoes and iconostases. The Great Lavra Bell Tower, standing at over 96 meters tall, offers a panoramic view of the city.

Writing on the back: 1915 2 NOV 1020 This icon was given to Alexey Mikhailovich Chernov in memory of V.J. Tschukardin.

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Orthodox icon | Gathering of the Venerables of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra | 25047
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