Holy Trinity Monastery of St. John is a male monastery of the Kiev diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church , located in Kiev on Zverinets .
|Holy Trinity Ioninsky Monastery|
|Holy Trinity Ioninsky Monastir|
|City||Kiev , Ukraine|
|Denomination||Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)|
|Relics and Shrines||the relics of St. Jonah|
|Viceroy||Bishop Jonah (Cherepanov)|
It was founded in the 1860s by the archimandrite of the Vydubychi Monastery Iona (Miroshnichenko) on the lands of Princess Ekaterina Vasilchikova , the widow of the Kiev Governor-General . Before World War I, the monastery built the highest bell tower in the Russian Empire (design height 110 m). By 1918, there were more than 800 monks and novices. Acted until 1934 , when it was closed by order of the Soviet authorities. In 1935, the monastery appeared on the territory of the newly founded Botanical Garden of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences .
In 1991, returned to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. By the beginning of the 2000s, the main temple of the monastery was restored - Holy Trinity Church, a bell tower, a clock tower, fraternal buildings were rebuilt. In 1997, the brotherhood of the Ioninsky Monastery began the restoration of caves and the temple of the Zverinetsky Monastery . In 2009, the Zverinetsky Skete stood out as an independent monastery.
- 1 Rectors
- 2 Periodicals
- 3 Gallery
- 4 References
- Jonah (Miroshnichenko) (1860s — 1902)
- Agapit (Bevcik) (June 22, 1994-1998)
- Jonah (Cherepanov) (since July 26, 1999)
- " Otrok.ua " (magazine). Published since 2004. Frequency 1 time per month, A4 format, 64 pages, circulation 10,000, 49 issues were published as of 01.2010.
View of the monastery from the south
The central altar of the Holy Trinity Church