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Assumption Cathedral was built Mstislav Izyaslavich, Prince of Vladimir-Volynsky and, later Grand Prince of Kiev and was dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. The church's dome and vaults rest upon six cruciform piers, a structural solution similar to the one in the church of St. Cyril's Monastery in Kiev, suggesting that it was erected by builders from Kiev. The walls of the church had harmonious arches on pilasters with frescoes which were completed after the church's consecration in 1160. The church became the cathedral of the Diocese of Volhynia, which had been established in 992 as the first diocese in the area. To celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the diocese a memorial cross was erected near the cathedral.

The cathedral was the burial place of princes, boyars, and the bishops. Under the church there are 6 crypts with the tombs of two bishops and many noble persons. The crypt is also the burial place of Mstislav Izyaslavich. The tomb was ravaged by the hordes of Batu Khan but later it reconstructed.

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Comments (45)

Səməd on September 9, 2012

Amazing view! L

Le Xuan Hung on September 9, 2012

Wonderful scenery and fine architecture of the church. Beautiful light, colors and perfect framing. L(21).

My friendly greetings, Le Xuan Hung.

ԁk‒cam on September 9, 2012

Excellent composition with a beautiful light. L

Kind regards, Finn

amadeus2050 on September 9, 2012

Beautiful church and nice place. LIKE. Best wishes.


Dr.Azzouqa on September 10, 2012

Excellent composition.


Best wishes from Jordan.


&ri.co on September 10, 2012

very very nice photo!! like

MarioTs - NO Views on September 10, 2012

ocien krasivo Irina



< JOKO > on September 10, 2012

Like 27 - Prekrásna história a Foto nádherne!!!Pozdravuje,joko

udo56 on September 10, 2012

Hello Irina!

Wonderful and amazing church with a long fascinating history in brilliant sunlight at morning....even full renovated!!

Fantastic photo! Like 28 + YS 8

Best wishes from China-Germany, Udo

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on September 12, 2012

Very good picture! LIKE!

Best regards Z.

volnat on September 13, 2012

Красивый храм в обрамлении могучих деревьев!LIKE!

Christos Theodorou on September 13, 2012

Wonderful church, so well captured – Greetings !

Stathis Chionidis on September 15, 2012

Wonderful architecture, nice colours and shot.LIKE.Stathis

Alessandro Bisagno on September 20, 2012

Hello dear Irina, beautiful church! LIKE+YS. Enjoy the evening, Alex from Genova in Italy

Thanasis Germanos on September 20, 2012

It is so nice picture of the church,i like it . LIKE Greetings Thanasis

marcel flisiuk on September 22, 2012

Very impressive! Like. Greetings from U.S. Marcel

galfer on September 23, 2012

Wonderful photo, beautiful architecture. LK-36.

Greetings from México.


Ivan Logvinov on September 24, 2012

Прекрасный храм!

Merz_René on September 28, 2012

Very beautiful fascade, finest framing: Like-38 + YS-1.

Kind regards, René

vladanscekic- NO Vie… on October 2, 2012

Beautiful church!


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  • Uploaded on September 7, 2012
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    by *Irina*
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T200
    • Taken on 2012/08/26 08:05:49
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash