Monastery of Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil

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10 University Street, Kharkiv, Ukraine - +38 057 731 50 30

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The Men's Monastery Nov 16, 2017
The Monastery of Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil is the oldest stone building in Kharkiv. It was built in 1689 and initially functioned as a parish church. In 1992, the temple was returned to the church along with the entire architectural complex of the monastery .

Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil Monastery is the tenth out of the twelve official symbols of Kharkiv. This monastery is located near Constitution Square. To get to it, you can use the subway and get off at History Museum Station.

The monastery was replenished with unique shrines:

- A kiot (a glazed drawer or a frame for icons) with the holy relics and stones from the Holy Land, including a part of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, stones from the Holy Mount Calvary, Mount Sinai, the Holy Sepulcher, Mount Tabor, the Mother of God’s Sepulcher, the forty days of prayer stone.

- Particles of the holy relics: of the holy Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist, Apostle St. Andrew, the Holy Apostle and Evangelist St.Luke, St Mary Magdalene, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. Basil the Great, St. Barbara, St. Sergius of Radonezh, St.Panteleimon the Great Martyr and many others, all in all over 50 relics.

Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil Cathedral is a valuable monument of the Ukrainian architecture of the second half of the 17th century. This baroque three-dome church a fortress. It represents the typical Russian church architecture. The tent belfry looks very impressive and light. The parts of the church building, as it seems, grow out of each other easily ascending the top. This church is the oldest surviving stone structure of the city. It is often called the crown of the Ukrainian architecture of the 17th century. The temple has a lucky location and looks, as if it is floating above the picturesque valley of the rivers the Kharkiv and the Lopan. It is located on the territory of the men's monastery.

The main feast days:

September 27 - Exaltation of the Holy Cross Day;

October 9 - Repose of St. John the Evangelist;

November 8 – the Feast day of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica the Great Holy Martyr;

November 12 – Virgin Mary’s Ozeriana icon Day.

May 21 - Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian.

Each time we came to this place, we bought "monks' pies" at the kiosk. You can choose different filling for your pies and have them with some tea of coffee at the stand-up bar. Therefore, we often dropped in at "the monks" to have a bite...
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