The Pilgrim round “Sviaty Hory” (the Holy Mountains):
Tourists visit Svyatohorsk Assumption
Monastery, located on the slopes of the Seversky Donets River, which
history comes to the early XVII century. This is a picturesque locality
with the historic name of Sviaty Hory (the Holy Mountains).
The ancient monks (probably from
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra) came here first and hollowed out the caves in the
chalky rock. The caves of the Monastery are unique.
The monks or maybe not the first ones
but those who settled after them found on a chalky pillar in one of the
caves a saint Nickolas' miraculous icon.
way, those rocks and other monastery mountains have been called the
Holy. The ancient
mountain inhabitants distinguished themselves by
living a holy ascetic life. Most of them gave their lives for the belief
in Jesus Christ martyrised by the polovtsi and tartar invaders.
The cave monastery had undoubtedly become the first stronghold of the
Christian Orthodoxy far away in the steppe, close to the heart of the
Since 1992 the Svyatohorsk Monastery has recommenced its activity.
of the Cathedral of Assumption, Pokrovskaya Church with the belfry,
Preobrazhenskaya Church, Andreyevskaya Chapel (the Upper and the Lower
pavilion of pilgrims); passing through the labyrinths of the passages in
the caves to the churches in the upper tier of cave constructions - St.
Nikolas' cave church - a masterpiece of the Ukrainian national
architectonics, St. Alexis Cave Church; observing the household complex
of Svyatohorsk Monastery and Hotel courtyard.
in sanatorium “Sviaty Hory” or in Hotel “Stary Zamok”, the meal in the
restaurant of the hotel or in sanatorium. The lodging and meal in the
Monastery also is possible.