Australian pilgrims in Chernovtsi, Ukraine (12 Sept) – photoreport

1. Visit to Orphanage (continued), children’s slippers

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5. The nuns of Boyani are the primary carers and helped by many willing and trained volunteers

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10. Our hearts melted with joy and sadness

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18. Reliquaries in the orphanage church

19. Many families build their own chapels outside their homes

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22. The fourth commandment

23. The Entry into the Temple of the Virgin Mary convent church

24. Fr Oleg tells us about the history of the church and convent

25. Drinking from the church’s well

26. Church interior

27. Meeting the nuns and parishioners

28. Jenny the adventurer

29. Fred and Nikita

30. The trapeza church with the dining room

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32. Cemetary

33. Gorecha – one of the oldest churches of the district

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36. A small group of devoted monks maintain and restore the ancient church

37. Within the Bell tower adjoined to the church are two smaller chapels

38. In the 2nd floor chapel

39. Altar of the chapel

40. the chapels are named after St. Dimitry and St. Barbara

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41. St. John the Merciful

42. Leaving the church for lunch, provided by the brotherhood

43. University of Chernovtsi – formerly residence of Metropolitans of Chernovtsi and Bukovina

44. The Cathedral

45. Beautiful interior halls and stairwells

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48. The Synodal meeting room

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50. Cathedral entry

51. Interior domes of the Cathedral

52. Cathedral iconostasis

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57. Icon of the local St. Kuksha