This green road leading from the busy T. Shevchenko Boulevard to a quiet Tarasovskaya
street is crossed by lots of citizens in Kyiv. Some of them follow the lane to admire the
scenery of the botanical garden, some hurry on their business and some stop in front of
the gates leading to a small botanical temple built in honour of the Saint prince
Volodimir that belongs to canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church Head the Blessed Vladimir,
metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine), is situated opposite the descend to the botanical
The temple is only several years but it has become dear and close to lots of people. The
healthy and the sick come here to participate in orthodox public worship, to pray in front
of miraculous icons, to thank God for His compassion, to pray for oneself and members of
the family, to join the sacrament of Orthodox Church. The peace of praying, shimmering of
candle lights, faces of the Saints dispose the believers to intercourse with God, give the
hope for Saint God’s help through the prayers to the Blessed Virgin Maria and all the
With renovated hopes and belief return the parishioners to their daily routine with the
notion that there is such a place there they can turn to on weekdays and days off. A lot
of people know that services are taken on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and on Sundays at 9 a.m.
Each Friday an akathistus with waterhallowing service to Saint Martyr Varvara - a hope of
thousands of the sick, is taken.
The services in the temple are taken by the parish priest of the temple father Andrey.
The father parish priest will gladly answer your questions and will give spiritual advice.
You may talk to father Andrey in the temple, on the phone 235-73-72
and by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.