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Kiev - The Refectory Church of Lavra

As I mentioned in my previous note the Kiev Pechersk Lavra has numerous architectural monuments, ranging from bell towers to a cathedral, churches, underground cave systems and strong stone fortification walls.

Just next to the Dormition Cathedral (my previous picture), you will find the refectory chambers with the Church of the Saints Anthony and Theodosius.
It is usually referred to as the Refectory Church of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

The original prayer house was built in the 12th century but no drawings or visual depictions of it do remain.
The second temple was built at the time of the Cossack Hetmanate (a Ukrainian Cossack state in Central Ukraine between 1649 and 1764) but it was disassembled by the Russian authorities in the 19th century.
On the pictures the current temple.

In the refectory, the Lavra monks had their meals. The building was constructed from 1893 to 1895. At that time more than a thousand monks were living in the monastery.

Information from Wikipedia.

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