"Although we may pray, and yet even offer Divine services in plain buildings, in the fields, and on the river banks, still this would not be sufficient to express the fullness of the Church.

It is not only common reason and our sense of beautiful, but also our deep veneration for the awful holiness of Almighty God, and our love for Him our Savior, whose works are so manifest in so rich, so wide, and such a grand Providence, that tells us that we are compelled to build our temples--the monuments of our salvation--according to our best.
Therefore we must gather in the Church for prayer. And so this temple with its congregation is a type of, and in reality partakes of, the attributes of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church."

Fr. Sebastian Dabovich (Wilkesbarre, Pa., 1898)

Pictures of churches in Kyiv with some historical information:
In English Українською
St. Sophia Cathedral
Собор Св. Софії
St. Sophia Cathedral (2nd picture)
Собор Св. Софії (2-га картка)
St. Sophia with the Belfry (3rd picture)
Собор Св. Софії із дзвіницею (3-тя картка)
St. Andrew's Church Церква Св. Андрія
St. Vladimir's Cathedral
Собор Св. Володимира
Vydubychi Monastery
Видубицький монастир
St. Nicolas (Prytysko) Church
Церква Св. Миколи Притиска
St. Nicholas' Church on the Bank
Набережна церква Св. Миколи
The Church of the Intercession
Покровська церква
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Києво-Печерська Лавра
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, The Great Belfry
Велика лаврська дзвіниця. Києво-Печерська Лавра
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the Trinity Gate-Church
Троїцька надбрамна церква. Києво-Печерська Лавра
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Refectory
Трапезна палата. Києво-Печерська Лавра
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross
Хрестовоздвиженська церква. Києво-Печерська Лавра
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, The Church of the Nativity of Mary, the Theotokos
Церква Різдва Богородиці. Києво-Печерська Лавра
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, The Far Caves
Києво-Печерська Лавра. Вид на Дальні печери
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, All-Saints' Church
Всіхсвятська церква. Києво-Печерська Лавра
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the Dormition Cathedral
Успенський собор. Києво-Печерська Лавра
The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Church of the Savior of Berestovo
Церква Спаса на Берестові. Києво-Печерська Лавра

From the web site author:
This page was created in 1996 and to be a collection of pictures of Orhotodox Churches in Ukraine. Currently, I have pictures of churches situated only in Kyiv. My thanks to Violetta Sorokina, Anna Nechitailo, and Larisa Lutsenko, who gave me pictures and information about the churches.

You may also be interested in visiting some of these sites:

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada
Orthodox Church of Ukraine
Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the Americas ("Sobornopravna")

Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox church in Indiana. My thanks to the hosts of this web site.

All writings of the Early Church Fathers
Many interesting Orthodox writings
Some of my favorites:
      "Orthodoxy in Post-Modern Pluralistic Societies" (in Russian) or Orthodoxy in Post-Modern Pluralistic Societies (in English) by Thomas Hopko; "Mystery of Love. About Christian Marriage" by Metropolitan Antony of Surozh, and, perhaps, Andrey Kuraev's "Answers to young people".

Two web sites that linked this page and some of my pictures back around year 2000.
Who is St. Nicholas?
General information about Ukraine

Thank you for your interest.
Alexander Vedrashko

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