Artistic Heritage of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Today we present to you a unique icon from the Collection of the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” dedicated to one of the greatest holidays of the year – Christmas. It is the Nativity Icon with the Family Tree of Jesus Christ, created by a Ukrainian artist in the middle of the 18th century (KPL-Z-389).

“Memories of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” Photo Project

Dear Friends! Today's photo story is dedicated to the reconstruction of the chapel in the name of John the Baptist in the spring of 1999. This chapel became part of the Dormition Cathedral, a kind of “a temple within the temple”.

Curious facts about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Did you know what was served on the festive Christmas table of the Lavra brethren at the turn of the 18th-19th centuries? The Christmas feast was preceded by Christmas fast, during which the daily menu of the brethren meal invariably consisted of two dishes: porridge and fish.