St. Michael's Cathedral, Kiev
Mykhailivs'ka square, 2, Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraine
St. Michael's Cathedral - one of the most beautiful monasteries in Kiev. It is located on St. Michael's Square. The Cathedral is dedicated to the archangel Michael, who is considered to be the protector and patron of Kiev. That cathedral, which we see now rebuilt and opened in 1999. The old cathedral was built in the twelfth century by the order of the grandson of Prince Yaroslav the Wise Svjatopolka Izyaslavich in place Demetrius monastery built by his father allegedly - Izyaslavom first (Christian Dmitry). Unfortunately, when the Soviet government in 1937, it was demolished to clear space for the government quarter. It is assumed that Michael's Cathedral was the first temple with a gilded horse in Russia.. Glory of St. Michael's Cathedral brought his mosaics and frescoes. When demolishing the cathedral, the majority of frescoes and mosaics were removed from Kiev to Russia, and some moved to the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev. Between 2001 and 2004, the cathedral was returned murals, which were kept in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.. The main shrine of the monastery of St. Michael, in the old times attracted thousands of pilgrims from everywhere, the relics of St. Barbara. Saint Barbara, born in the third century of a wealthy nobleman, enlighten Christian teaching and renounced paganism. She did not give the Christian faith even under torture, and was executed by his father. The relics of St. Barbara in the early sixties of the last century are buried in the Vladimir Cathedral. Currently, St. Michael's Cathedral - one of the main temples of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate.. On the square in front of St. Michael's Cathedral is a monument to Princess Olga. She was the first to adopt Christianity before the baptism of Rus. On either side of it are figures of St. Andrew and St. Cyril and Methodius. The park is located behind the cathedral "Vladimir Hill" from the top station of the cable car and the famous monument to St. Vladimir the Baptist..