The arch near the monastery entrance
The Monastery was founded in October 1994 and opened in December 1996. Its construction was managed by Bishop Longin (Zhar) who later became the Monastery's Father Superior. In 1994-1998 the Ascension church was built, in 1995 the construction of Pokrova church with the lower chapel of venerable Seraphim of Sarov (consecrated in 2003) and the subsurface chapel of Sergius of Radonezh started. The Monastery's ensemble includes two fraternal buildings, two hotels, Father Superior's house with frates' cells, household priory with the Transfiguration church, Nativity of Christ chapel, St. Lazarus of the Four Days church, bell-tower with a building and the Holy Triple Cathedral. In 2011 the sanctuary was visited by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill who consecrated the Holy Triple cathedral being one of today's largest orthodox churches in Ukraine.
Divine services are conducted in the Russian and Romanian languages. The sanctuary is a guardian to an orphanage in which, as of 2012, 400 children resided, in particular over 80 with in-born disabilities and over 80 HIV-infected. In 2007 The Outpost documentary was filmed about the orphanage and the home for the elderly of the Ascension Monastery.
To travel from Chernivtsi, follow T2604 (a total of up to 30 km).
The gate of the Holy Triple Cathedral is made of hammered iron in medieval style
Monastery's church in fog
The residential building with monk cells
Christmas time in the Monastery
The bell tower bottom-upwards
View on the Monastery church from the bell tower
View of the Monastery's residential building
Church, gazebo and bell tower
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