Transfiguration Cathedral

The Transfiguration Cathedral (also known as the Transfiguration Cathedral) was built with charitable funds and designed by the architect Vadim Zhezherin. The artistic design and all the mosaics in the temple were made under the direction of Yuri Levchenko. A stone church in honor of the Transfiguration of the Lord was founded on the Feast of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 2005 near the residential areas of Teremki-2 and “Liko-grad”, as well as the student campus of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The initiator of the construction of the temple was the president of the Liko-Holding company, Igor Lysov.

The temple was consecrated on October 13, 2010 by His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir. The cathedral community is registered as stauropegial, that is, it is not part of the structure of the deanery of Kyiv, but is directly under the tutelage of His Beatitude the Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the UOC-MP. The cathedral is located in a very picturesque place – above a small lake in Teremki Park. The design of the building, which is 42 meters high and topped with a gilded dome, uses modern motifs of ancient Russian architecture. The walls in the interior are decorated with monumental mosaic compositions. The temple has the largest area of ​​mosaics in Kyiv.

A feature of the services in the cathedral is the use of the Ukrainian language along with Church Slavonic. Biblical texts in interior design are also written in Ukrainian. Before the Feast of the Intercession in 2012, the bell tower near the cathedral was rebuilt and consecrated. The bell tower has a carillon with 56 bells, which is currently the largest in Ukraine. On the Intercession of 2015, a memorial museum of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir was opened at the cathedral on the first floor of the bell tower. Among the museum’s exhibits are the Metropolitan’s personal belongings; in a separate room, the furnishings of his office are recreated. The museum also has a house church with an iconostasis from the St. Nicholas House Church at the residence of the Metropolitan in Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra. The church has a Sunday school for children and a Bible club for adults.

Where is the Transfiguration Cathedral?

Marshal Konev Street, 3A
(098) 376-35-97
worship: morning 08:40, evening 17:00