PILGRIMAGE - ukraine-travel

When visiting Ukraine it is essential to visit Zarvanytsia - the village is known for its icon of the Mother of God, reputed to work miracles, and is a popular site of pilgrimage, attracting Ukrainians and Christians from all around the world.  The history of the village and the icon dates back to the 13th century. In 1240, a monk fled the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, which was devastated by a Mongol invasion, and stopped in a secluded valley to drink water from a spring and pray to the Blessed Virgin.

Having done so, and exhausted by the long travel, he fell asleep and saw the Mother of God. After awakening completely rejuvenated, he found the icon and decided to stay there and build a chapel by the spring to house the icon. News of the miraculous icon spread among the local population and reached the gravely sick duke of Terebovlia - Vasylko (brother of the only Ukrainian king Danylo of Halych).

The duke ordered the icon to be brought to him but when the monk refused, he himself traveled to Zarvanytsia and prayed in front of the icon and was cured. Out of gratitude, he founded a church and monastery there. The temple complex of the church and monastery now belongs to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Christians from all around the world are attracted by the healing power of the holy places. Do not miss the chace to go on pilgrimage tours with Aven-Tour!

Pilgrimage Tour of Ukraine

Lviv, Hoshiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zarvanytsia, Khreshchatyk,Yaremche, Vorokhta, Pohonya, Lviv


Nadvirna-Pohonya-Nadvirna Departure from the Nadvirna city (Ivano-Frankivsk railway station), 1B Shevchenka Maidan  The XXIII International Pilgrimage of the Prayer Rope for the peace and unity of the Church on the occasion of the year of God's Word and the 1030th anniversary of the baptism of Ukraine-Rus will take place in the Monastery of the Assumption of the Mother of God (village Pohonya of Tysmenytsky deanery of Ivano-Frankivsk Archeparchy). Tour Operator Aven-Tour invites everyone to travel to the holy place. The Monastery of the Assumption of the Mother of God is located in the village of Pohonya. For the first time, the miraculous icon of Mothe of God, which is in the monastery, was mentioned in the chronicles in the first half of the 17th century. The icon, written by an anonymous artist in about 1650, until the end of the century was kept here in a small church.  
Nadvirna-Zarvanytsia-Nadvirna Departure every Sunday. Tour Operator Aven-Tour invites everyone to travel to the holy place. 07:00 - departure from Nadvirna from the office of Tour Operator Aven-Tour by a comfortable bus. Zarvanitsa is a place that is enjoyed by our people with great respect and love. But in the world, Zarvanytsia is better known as a holy place where the miraculous icon of the Mother of God is located. The image of the local parish church of the Holy Trinity is preserved and belongs to the most ancient icons in Ukraine. The masterpiece was created in XIII-XIV centuries. In 1867, the Pope Pius IX crowned the icon and gave Zarvanytsia a special status. Since then, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world have been visiting this sanctuary. 19:00 Return to Nadvirna INCLUSIONS: Travel by a comfortable bus Guidance of the group leader Excursion service along the route Medical Insurance EXCLUSIONS: Complex dinner (100 UAH optional)
Discover a beautiful spiritual pearl of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Maniava Skete and Maniava Waterfall surrounded by a dense coniferous forest. Feel a peaceful atmosphere of this ancient Orthodox monastery, often called “Ukrainian Athos”.