«Calvary» in the Lviv region. There are in Stradch mountain, which equates to the Holy sites of Jerusalem

«Calvary» in the Lviv region. There are in Stradch mountain, which equates to the Holy sites of Jerusalem

Pilgrims and travelers just even now talk about the special atmosphere which reigns in Stracenska caves.

Not far from Lviv there is a little known, but interesting Stradch village with one of the oldest shrines of Ukraine. Little about it who knows, but the Church of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary is an ancient cave, where, they say, saw the virgin Mary.

There are caves in the steep slope Straznicky mountains. According to legend, the monastery was founded in the XI century monks came from Kiev.

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One of the legends tells that these caves were people hiding during the Mongol-Tatar invasion. But once they noticed the invaders, and spreading the fire burned all. Subsequently, the monks and the people who survived, began to pray for the salvation of the souls of the dead and they, supposedly, was the mother of God. This story has long passed from mouth to mouth, and in the XV century, in memory of the tragic events, was founded to Strelchanska Pechersk Lavra.

Pilgrims and travelers just even now talk about the special atmosphere which reigns in the caves.

I should add that the sanctity Stradchanskaya mountains and temples confirmed even Pope Pius XI. He gave the Church of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary plenary indulgence for every day of the year provided a good confession, served the Liturgy and the Holy Eucharist in Tradescom the temple. In addition, Pius XI authorized the creation of mount Calvary with the Jerusalem vacations. I mean, it recreated the symbolic path that Jesus Christ walked to his Crucifixion on Calvary. Here it is actually for spiritual value equated to the Jerusalem road.

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Stradch village is near the road Lviv — Yavoriv. From the city to the Holy place can be reached by public transport or car. Below the map shows the Hiking route to Straznicka the cave, the way of the cross and the Church on the mountain.

As mentioned previously, Vinnitsa rock monastery, which according to the symbolic value of equal to mount Athos. The date of Foundation is considered to be 1013. During its existence it has undergone many changes and has been repeatedly destroyed. Now, however, many buildings of the monastery, which acts restored, under restoration. And in the millennial cells preserved ancient inscriptions and images. In one of the caves keep a mysterious skulls that are just in the recesses of the rock.

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