Archpriest Volodymyr ROVINSKY: To seek God, you have to find yourself first

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day, Volyn oblast 8/12/2011 A small church of the Pochaiv Icon of the Holy Mother of God is located in by far the most crowded area in Kovel, near a big railway station, bus station, and a market. However, its parishioners are not transit for sure, they are regular church-goers. Last year the ...

Volhynian icon-painting Discoveries

THE KHOLM ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD. PRINCE DANYLO OF GALICIA BROUGHT IT APPROXIMATELY IN 1223-37 FROM KYIV TO THE CITY OF KHOLM (CURRENTLY POLISH CHELM)

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day, Lutsk 10/11/2011 They were made by Enhelina Smirnova, worldwide re­co­g­nized icon-painting history specialist, at the 13th In­ter­na­tional Academic Conference “Vo­­lhynian Icon: Research and Restoration.” It happened that I got to sit next to Enhelina Smirnova on the bus that took the conference participants to Volhynian mo­na­ste­ries and museums. And though she expressed her ...

Modern traditions of an Ancient Convent

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day 31/3/2011 A cloister on the Holy Mountain near Volodymyr-Volynsky is not only a center of spirituality but is also involved in secular matters. VOLYN OBLAST – Ukraine’s oldest convent, Zymne Monastery, a stauropegial founded in 1001 by Prince Volodymyr the Great. The ancient cloister on the Holy Mountain near Volodymyr-Volynsky is going to ...