Photos of different years.
In the “tale of bygone years” Foundation of St. Sophia Cathedral is 1037; in the Novgorod chronicle the event is listed in 1017.
Our story about the oldest temple of the capital of Ukraine – St. Sophia. Hagia Sophia – the Holy wisdom of God, Sophia, or St. Sophia Cathedral, the monument to Ukrainian architecture and monumental painting of XI-XVIII centuries, one of the few surviving buildings of Kievan Rus.
The Cathedral as main temple of the state, played the role of spiritual, political and cultural center. Under the arches of Hagia Sophia was the Church councils, receptions of ambassadors, the adoption of political agreements. When the Cathedral was conducted Chronicles, was created the first known Kievan Rus library and school.
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