Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Почаевский монастырь (Pochayiv Monastery)

Почаевский монастырь, Украина (Pochayiv Monastery, Ukraine). Site of a notorious Stalinist prison during the post World War II period. Today, one of the two most sacred Orthodox shrines in all of Ukraine. While welcoming religious pilgrims from throughout the Slavonic world, the Monastery remains deeply suspicious of cultural tourism from the "developed" Western world. There is no information in the Monastery's large bookstore in any languages other than Ukrainian, Russian, and Greek.


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