Saturday, May 15, 2021

Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra - Ukraine

Designed to rival Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Kyiv's Saint-Sophia Cathedral symbolizes the 'new Constantinople', capital of the Christian principality of Kyiv, which was created in the 11th century in a region evangelized after the baptism of St Vladimir in 988. 
The spiritual and intellectual influence of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra contributed to the spread of Orthodox thought and the Orthodox faith in the Russian world from the 17th to the 19th century. 

5 photo's.

No comments:

Post a Comment