--- "Fr. Basil Grisel" <batushka@...
> a écrit : >
Dear friends in Christ,
> we are planning a trip to Kiev after Pascha. I'm
> trying to locate some church goods producers:
> vestments, liturgical fabrics, wood carvings, ikons,
> et cetera. Can anyone direct me as to where to go to
> find these things.
in front of St Sophia you can see St Michael
Sobor/Monastery with a very interesting store, quite
complete and cheaper than Lavra's. The main cathedral
is quite ugly but the nice old white stone Church at
the right side has a good monastic choir. kievian
voices were always the best ones.
Not far : Andryevsky Usviz (descent) an open market
with a HUGE choice of folk production (embroideries,
wood, stones, etc...) at the CHEAPEST prices (5/10
times cheaper than Russia), you'll find very nice
pieces suitable for analoy for 10 usd with various
colour, and folk costumes (old and new ones).
Beware extra weight a Kev Airport is charged 15
Try also :
> Also aside from the Lavra, what sites to seek out in
> and around Kiev.
Have a look at following site very useful. Of course
St Vladimir, St Sophia, St Andrew (baroque) are the
must + Village Pirohovo historical open-air museum of
all the regions of Ukraine (2 hours walking around
NB : upper Lavra still belongs to Governement, you
won't find any monastc services in Uspensky Sobor,
rather go to Trapeznaya Tserkov (monastic services for
Great Feasts, with 2 full choirs) or to Exalatation of
Cross Church (lower Lavra) for everyday monastic
service. It's near the entrance to the Near Caves.
Also usually there is moleben celebrated once a day in
one the the Far Caves chapels. Ask which one and at
what time. Only people who appear to monks interested
in Orthodoxy and not curiosity are given an answer. If
you go to Lava on a Feast Dayor Sunday, it's open for
the faithfulls (free entrance) and closed to tourists,
and you can have a real Orthodox Caves visit with
> Thank you for the help,
Y're welcome, Father!
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> Father Basil Grisel
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