A Lavra signifies a monastery community with significant autonomy within the (orthodox) church hierarchy.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Kyiv Cathedral and Lavra Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Orthodox Church of Ukraine)
Mount Athos Great Lavra (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople)
St. Petersburg Alexander Nevsky Lavra (Russian Orthodox Church)
Trinity Sergius Lavra Russian Orthodox Church


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