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8 Voziednannia st, city Pochaiv, Kremenets region, Ternopil region
+38 (03546) 6-12-18
N: 50.005753
E: 25.507824
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Pochaiv Monastery - the oldest Orthodox monastery located in Pochaiv Kremenetskogo district, Ternopil region. Of its scale and significance Pochaiv laurel second only to Kyiv Pechersk.

     Pochaevskogo exact date of foundation of the monastery is unknown. According to legend, the foundation of the temple is associated with the events of 1240, when Batu Khan defeated and captured Kyiv. Monks of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra escaped by flight. They found refuge in Volyn - or rather on the high Pochaevskoy Hill, where he settled. From heaven descended to them the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Fiery bumps and blessed them. In the place where the Virgin Mary set foot on the land should remain - a reflection of the right foot, and was the source of healing water that can not fail now. In a sign of the miraculous Virgin Mary yavlinnya monks at the foot of the mountain Pochaiv founded the Holy Assumption Church, originally wooden and later stone.

     The real treasure of the Cathedral of the Assumption is Pochaevskaya Theotokos.

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