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Church of Three Saints

Picture of the church at the beginning of the 20th century

50°27′24″N 30°31′17″E / 50.45667, 30.52139
LocationKiev
CountryUkraine
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Previous denominationGreek Catholic
History
Founded1183
Founder(s)Svyatoslav Vsevolodovich
Architecture
Demolished1935


The Trinity or Vasilyevskaya Church is not a preserved church in Kiev, built on Yaroslav's “Grand Yard” by Prince Svyatoslav Vsevolodovich in 1183 .

History[]

It was used as a court church of the Grand Princes of Kiev. It represented a four-pillar cross-domed church with facades dissected by pilasters with semi-columns and was a characteristic construction of the Kiev architectural school of the second half of the XII century. The church declined after the invasion of Batu Khan. After the Union of Brest, the authorities of the Commonwealth gave to the Greek Catholic Church, but as a result of interfaith confrontation, again turned to the Orthodox and was restored around 1640 under metropolitan Petru Movilă. During the siege of Kiev in 1658 by the troops of Ivan Vygovsky the church was again deteriorated, this time due to gunfire. Under Metropolitan Varlaam Yasinsky the church was restored in the style of Ukrainian Baroque .

The church was demolished during the "godless five-year plan" in 1935-1936.

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