Religious Life In Ukraine (The Christian Ukraine)

Religious Life In Ukraine (The Christian Ukraine)

Itinerary: Kyiv-Chernihiv
Duration: 4 nights/5 days
Hotel used on itinerary: LYBID*** (or TOURYST***)


1 Day:

Arrival in Kyiv, transfer to hotel, check in, dinner



2 Day:

Guided tour of Kyiv incl. St. Sophia Cathedral.
Visit to the Kyiv-Pechersk Cave Monastery (a site of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians, Orthodox Christianity's "Rome").
Holy mass in one of the Monastery churches.
Visit to the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine.


3 Day:

Visit to St. Alexander Catholic Church & meeting with the members of the Church.
Visit to village of Zazymie near Kyiv.
Attendance at the religious service in a village church with the local parson who will tell the history of the Christian community of the village.
Country dinner with folk show.


4 Day:

Whole day trip to Chernihiv (150 km), one of the oldest cities in Ukraine.
The city tour includes:
Transfiguration Cathedral (11th c.), Borys and Hlib's Cathedral (12th c.) with tombs of Svyatoslavych Princes and church hierarchy members.
Chernihiv Collegium (18th c.), the first of its kind college in this area with a collection of icons of 17th-19th centuries.
Yeletsky Nunnery and Uspensky (Assumption) Cathedral, talk with the Mother Superior of the Nunnery.
Troyitskyi (Holy Trinity) Cathedral with the relics of Feodosyi Uhlichskyi and Venerable Lavrentyi, Precentor and Psalm-Singers School in Troyitskyi Monastery.
The Church of Elijah the Prophet (12th c.) and Antonyi Caves with underground churches dating from 12th-18th centuries.


5 Day:

Attendance at a religious service in St.Volodymyr Cathedral.
Departure to airport for homebound flight.