Ecumenic (Religious) Tour To Lviv

Ecumenic (Religious) Tour To Lviv

Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Accommodation: HTL GRAND **** on the half board basis

1 Day:

Arrival to Lviv, accommodation in the hotel GRAND ****
Dinner at the hotel.

2 Day:

After breakfast (9-12 A.M.) city tour (main historic highlights - High castle, Market square, Gunpowder Tower, Liberty avenue, monument to Schevchenko, Armenian Cathedral, and others).
Visit to the main sacred place of Ukrainian Greek- Catholics - St.George Cathedral.
12-02 P.M. - visit to the former Franciscan monastery, now the praying house of the Adventists. You'll meet the members of the parish, discuss the problems of the community, its charity and guardianship activity, listen to the choir.

03-06 P.M. - visit to the Assumption Cathedral, one of the most beautiful church ensembles in Lviv (16-18 cc). To-day it belongs to Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. You'll meet with the members of St.Andrew Staurophighian brotherhood XV c, in XVI-XVII it was the leading one in Western Ukraine, it had its own school, printing shop, hospital, in 1708 it joined Unia; acquaintance with the exhibits of the museum of Staurophighia (direct subordination of a church or a monastery to Patriarch). Attendance at the service.

Dinner at local restaurant.

3 Day:

After breakfast - service at the Roman-Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary. (9-11.30 A.M.)

11-01.30 - visit to the Museum of the History of Religion located in the premises of the former Dominican Monastery. It possesses more than 50 thousand exhibits, among them: silver Byzantine Reliquary (11th c), collection of the Ukrainian icons, ancient Bibles, rich Judaic collection and rare samples of religious sculpture.

In the afternoon (03-06 P.M.) drive to Krekhiv (47 km) to visit the Basillian Monastery. Tourists will see this renovated complex (17-18 cc), the original cave of its founders, meet the students of the Theological Seminary.

Dinner at the monastery.

4 Day:

After breakfast homebound departure.