Holy Dormition Pochaiv Lavra & Saint Anna's Spring
An exciting and unforgettable excursion program to the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra is waiting for you - a holy place that heals the soul and body!
An amazing history of this holy place will not leave you indifferent!
Start: at 8:45 a.m. Trip duration: 9:00–19:00
Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra - the second most important on the territory of Ukraine after the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and one of the most majestic Orthodox Monastery, origins of foundation of which come from the XI century.
For centuries, it has been famous centre of various Orthodox denominations in Western Ukraine. This ancient monastery is under special protection of the Theotokos. The Most Pure One appeared here to the monks in a pillar of fire and left Her Footprint in the rock upon which She stood. The Pochayiv wonder-working Icon of the Mother of God made this land world-famous.
Saint Anna’s Sacred Spring - a small site containing a beautiful garden, a charming cathedral and its famous water. Healing properties of the water "Source of St. Anna" are well known since the 16th century. When carrying out a chemical analysis of water, a high concentration of silver and silicon was found in it. Water has a constant temperature of +5 degrees Celsius, does not freeze even in the most severe frosts and heals from many diseases, including infertility.
If you wish, you can dip, you need to have a towel and a shirt (there is a place for changing clothes). People bath in the spring the whole year, so don’t forget your towels and other bathing things.
N.B.: Please, note that according to the rules of Orthodox Monasteries, during the visit women should wear long skirts and have something to cover their head (hat or a scarf). A man should wear trousers (but not shorts).