In the 1990s, after the Chernobyl tragedy, the Desnyansky district of Kyiv grew rapidly, new houses were built for Pripyat residents. In a huge residential area, worship was carried out in one small wooden church in the village of Troeshchina, which was not able to accommodate all the believers and therefore it was necessary to build a new church. The Holy Trinity Church was founded on October 16, 1990. Funds for the temple were donated by many believers, entrepreneurs and organizations, and clergy of the Trinity Church. In 1997, the Holy Trinity Church appeared before the people of Kiev in all its glory. On June 17, on the day of the Holy Trinity, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir, consecrated the temple.
The temple project, which was carried out by Vadim Grechina (Vernadsky Library, Ukrainian house, design of the Bereznyakov and Troeshchyna microdistricts), provided for a complex of buildings in the stylized forms of Ukrainian architecture of the Baroque era: a temple for 1200 parishioners, a bell tower, a hotel, a Sunday school – refectory, baptismal, icon-painting workshop, rector’s house, transformer substation, gate. The complex is located between the village of Troeshchina and the Vygurovshchina-Troyeshchina residential area, on an artificial hill. The Holy Trinity Church has a throne: the central one, consecrated in honor of the Life-Giving Trinity, the left one – in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov, the right one – in honor of the Holy Great Martyr George the Victorious, the underground church – in honor of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica. In 1999, a seven-tier iconostasis was built in the Holy Trinity Church. Dimensions of the central iconostasis: height 15 meters, width 13 meters, total carving area 53 square meters.
In 2004, under the building of the Holy Trinity Church, an underground temple was built in the name of the Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica, the Myrrh-Streamer. At first this temple was not included in the project, but over time the abbot decided to create a place for prayer. The underground temple turned out to be warm and cozy. For this reason, baptism began to be performed there. Now this is already a tradition. In the underground temple there is a small room from which a strange aroma of bread can be heard – prosphora is baked here. During Lent, about 2,000 prosphoras are baked every day, and the dough for this amount is kneaded from 45 kilograms of flour. In 1998, a Sunday school for children was opened at the church and the publication of the Troeshchina Orthodox magazine was founded. Today the Sunday school numbers more than 50 children from 5-16 years old and is divided into three age groups. In 2013, the vocal and choral studio “Angelochek” was created, which currently has 55 children.
Where is the Holy Trinity Church?
Metropolitan Vladimir Street, 2B
Divine services: morning 08:00, evening 17:00, Sunday and holidays: 07:00 and 10:00