Australian pilgrims in Chernovtsi, Ukraine (conclusion) – photoreport

1. Nativity monastery

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3. Church in the Dormition monastery, Kulivetsk

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5. Late arrival at Dormition mens monastery

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7. Anthony looks exhausted or is there an inspiration light coming down upon him

8. Lena and Marina in the foreground

9. Early morning of the 15th Sept

10. Looking over the valley

11. Awestruck

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13. Kolya, Fr Michael and Fr Oleg

14. Entry gates

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16. The main churches interior

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20. Our monastery guide

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24. Pathway to our lodgings

25. interior of Archangel Michael’s church

26. Iconostasis

28. Holy Cross from Jerusalem

29. Brotherhood sepulchre below the Archangel’s church

30. First two buried here

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33. The first church of the monastery

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35 Tiny iconostasis

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42. Domes of the main church of the oldest regional monastery – Kreschatika

43. Blessings from the abbot

44. Adrian is blessed

45. Church interior

46. Large portion of St Kuksha’s relics

47. View from the monastery

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49. Descending to the monastery’s heart

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53. Nikita enjoy’s a well earned drink of the famous Kreschatika spring water

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56. the cave of St Kuksha

57. The ladies preparing to take a plunge into the cold spring waters

58. The ancient church of St John the Theologian

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60. Cleaning fish

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63. At the Diocesan Centre

64. Metropolitan Onufriy

65. The Monastery and church of St Anna the mother of Mary

66. Evening lights

67. Chapels

68. Construction of priest and guest house

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70. Monastery complex

71. Morning has broken

72. Prayers before communion

73. sermon

75. Not  Fr Peter Sheko, but Fr. Michael – a local

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80. Beehives – a big hit with Marina, who owns extensive beehives in Australia

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82. Brunch

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85. Fr Michael, Abbess Nonna and Fr Michael

86. The Delegates and the Abbess

87. The future banya

88. The new Trapeza

89. The downstairs church

90. Interior

91. Anthony Kent and Fr Michael

92. Construction continues

93. solar melt

94. Hand drawn plans

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99. The cemetary