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Among the noted lavras is the '''Monastery of the Great Lavra''' on the Athos Peninsula. This [[monastery]] which was founded by the [[monk]] St. Athanasius the Athonite in 963, is the earliest and the mother monastery of the [[Mount Athos]] communities.
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Among the noted Lavra's is the '''Monastery of the Great Lavra''' on the Athos Peninsula. This [[monastery]] which was founded by the [[monk]] St. Athanasius the Athonite in 963, is the earliest and the mother monastery of the [[Mount Athos]] communities.
  
In the Slavic world there are three lavras of particular note:  
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In the Slavic world (under the Moscow Patriarchate :[[Church of Russia]], [[Church of Ukraine]]) there are five Lavra's of particular note:  
 
*'''Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.''' in Kiev, Ukraine. This monastery, often called the Monastery of the Caves, was founded in 1051 by [[Anthony of the Caves]]  and Theodosius
 
*'''Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.''' in Kiev, Ukraine. This monastery, often called the Monastery of the Caves, was founded in 1051 by [[Anthony of the Caves]]  and Theodosius
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*'''Pochayiv Lavra''' has for centuries been the foremost spiritual and ideological centre of various Orthodox denominations in Western Ukraine. The monastery tops a 60-metre hill in the town of Pochayiv, Ternopil Oblast, 18 km southwest of Kremenets and 50 km north of Ternopil.  It was established a Lavra in 1833.
 
*'''Trinity Lavra of St Sergius''' at Sergiyev Posad, Russia. This monastery was founded in 1345 by [[Sergius of Radonezh]], the most venerated of Russian [[saint]]s. Czarina Elizabeth elevated the monastery to the dignity of a Lavra in 1744.  
 
*'''Trinity Lavra of St Sergius''' at Sergiyev Posad, Russia. This monastery was founded in 1345 by [[Sergius of Radonezh]], the most venerated of Russian [[saint]]s. Czarina Elizabeth elevated the monastery to the dignity of a Lavra in 1744.  
 
*'''Alexander Nevsky Lavra''' in St Petersburg, Russia. This lavra was founded as a monastery in 1710 and was not finished until 1790. The monastery was elevated to the status of a Lavra in 1797.
 
*'''Alexander Nevsky Lavra''' in St Petersburg, Russia. This lavra was founded as a monastery in 1710 and was not finished until 1790. The monastery was elevated to the status of a Lavra in 1797.
 
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*'''Uspensko-Svyatogorskaya Lavra''' which has been a Lavra since 2004
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*Lavra @ Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavra]
 
*Monastery of the Great Lavra  [http://www.macedonian-heritage.gr/Athos/Monastery/great_lavra.html]
 
*Monastery of the Great Lavra  [http://www.macedonian-heritage.gr/Athos/Monastery/great_lavra.html]
 
*Kiev_Pechersk_Lavra:Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/]
 
*Kiev_Pechersk_Lavra:Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/]
 
*Kiev-Pechersk Lavra  [http://www.lavra.kiev.ua/en/main.php?id=90]  
 
*Kiev-Pechersk Lavra  [http://www.lavra.kiev.ua/en/main.php?id=90]  
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*Pochayiv Lavra @ Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pochayevsko-Uspenskaya_Lavra]
 
*Troitse-Sergiyeva_Lavra:Wikipedia  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/]
 
*Troitse-Sergiyeva_Lavra:Wikipedia  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/]
 
*Alexander Nevsky Lavra  [http://www.saint-petersburg-hotels.com/alexandernevskiylavra.htm]
 
*Alexander Nevsky Lavra  [http://www.saint-petersburg-hotels.com/alexandernevskiylavra.htm]
  
 
[[Category:Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:Monasteries]]

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The term Lavra is a name given to large, rich monasteries of importance that enjoy special privileges and are cultural centers in the regions they occupy.

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Among the noted Lavra's is the Monastery of the Great Lavra on the Athos Peninsula. This monastery which was founded by the monk St. Athanasius the Athonite in 963, is the earliest and the mother monastery of the Mount Athos communities.

In the Slavic world (under the Moscow Patriarchate :Church of Russia, Church of Ukraine) there are five Lavra's of particular note:

  • Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. in Kiev, Ukraine. This monastery, often called the Monastery of the Caves, was founded in 1051 by Anthony of the Caves and Theodosius
  • Pochayiv Lavra has for centuries been the foremost spiritual and ideological centre of various Orthodox denominations in Western Ukraine. The monastery tops a 60-metre hill in the town of Pochayiv, Ternopil Oblast, 18 km southwest of Kremenets and 50 km north of Ternopil. It was established a Lavra in 1833.
  • Trinity Lavra of St Sergius at Sergiyev Posad, Russia. This monastery was founded in 1345 by Sergius of Radonezh, the most venerated of Russian saints. Czarina Elizabeth elevated the monastery to the dignity of a Lavra in 1744.
  • Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St Petersburg, Russia. This lavra was founded as a monastery in 1710 and was not finished until 1790. The monastery was elevated to the status of a Lavra in 1797.
  • Uspensko-Svyatogorskaya Lavra which has been a Lavra since 2004

External links

  • Lavra @ Wikipedia [1]
  • Monastery of the Great Lavra [2]
  • Kiev_Pechersk_Lavra:Wikipedia [3]
  • Kiev-Pechersk Lavra [4]
  • Pochayiv Lavra @ Wikipedia [5]
  • Troitse-Sergiyeva_Lavra:Wikipedia [6]
  • Alexander Nevsky Lavra [7]
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