Australian pilgrims visit the Pochaev Lavra (14 Sept) – photoreport

1. Early monday morning

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2. Dormition cathedral

3. early morning fog over the valley

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6. Icon of the Monasteryof pochaev founder – St Job

7. Entry to the cave of St Job

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11. Fr Joachim

12. In the cave church

13. The prayer before the miraculous footprint of the Virgin Mary

14. Cathedral interior

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16. View from the Cathedral steps and landing

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21. Monastery lands

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23. Michael with the history of the Lavra in the background

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26. the pilgrims enter the small cave of st Job

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32. Fr Oleg and his family

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34. The monastic cells

35. On our way to the Skete

36. New construction

37. The path leading to the Skete

38. The ‘small’ Skete of the Lavra

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40. Holy Spirit Church

41. A miracle well

42. The inner side of the entry chapel

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45. Lena

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47. The lavra cemetary and its church

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49. Almost as much horsepower as our bus

50. Kremenetski Bell Tower

51. Kremenetski convent gardens

52. Convent church

53. St Nicholas church in the convent

54. interior

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