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  1. Lavra: In Orthodox Christianity and certain other Eastern Christian communities, a Lavra or Laura is a type of monastery consisting of a cluster of cells or caves for hermits, with a church and sometimes a refectory at the center; the term in Greek initially meant a narrow lane or an alley in a city.
  2. LAVRA is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint LAVRA, LAVRA waypoint, LAVRA fix, fix LAVRA

There are other places with in their name, like Pochayiv Lavra, Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Alexander Nevsky Lavra and Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.

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Google previewMobile Book Kiev (2017)

by RENZHI Notes

Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery. Together.

Google previewThe Journals Of A White Sea Wolf (2011)

by Mariusz Wilk

fn1 A Lavra is a complex of monasteries. Tr. fn2See Glossary. fn1See Glossary. fn2 A Russian hamlet. Tr. fn3See Glossary. fn4.

Google previewThe 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals (2017)

by Sue Dobson

Surrounded by massive, multi-tiered, high, white walls and fortified by sturdy towers, the St Sergius Lavra is a town-sized complex of cathedrals, churches, chapels and monastery buildings where a panoply of golden onion domes and ...

Google previewArchitecture of Greece (2004)

by Janina K. Darling

Even the Great Lavra is a mix of chronological periods and building styles. Mount Athos welcomes both Orthodox pilgrims and other men who come for retreat. The serenity of the Holy Mountain, its natural beauty, and the simplicity of the lives ...

Google previewHistory of Music in Russia from Antiquity to 1800, Vol. 1 (2008)

From Antiquity to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century by Nikolai Findeizen

[A lavra is a large, high-ranking monastery; the Trinity–St. Sergius Lavra is near Moscow.] A comparison with the twelfth-century Mineia (see fig. 29) shows that the signs are similar in both manuscripts (the one from the twelfth century, the other ...

Google previewThe Monthly Magazine (1826)

It is * A Lavra is a portion of land granted by a Goardo Mor for mining. They are generally of one, two, or more dattas, each datta comprizing above three hundred quadratic cubicks. There are some persons who have ten or twenty dattas, and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Byzantium (2012)

by John H. Rosser

LAVRA. Monastery that allowed monks to practice semi-independent asceticism. Monks lived in individual dwellings (cells), leading solitary lives of work and prayer. However, they remained under the supervision of an archimandrite.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism: A-L (2000)

by William M. Johnston

half miles northeast of Jerusalem, at Douka on the cliffs of Mount Quruntul overlooking Jericho from the west, and at Souka (this was also known as the Old Lavra) in a deep ravine northeast of the village of Tekoa. Its subsequent growth owed ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism

by Robert B. Waltz

XI Athos Lavra A' 13 Amphoux Contains the Gospels, Acts, and Epistles. The Alands list 1448 as...

XII Athos Lavra B' 26 Amphoux, Wachtel Colophon claims a date of 1084, but Colwell has shown this is false. Contains the Gospels, Acts, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

half miles northeast of Jerusalem, at Douka on the cliffs of Mount Quruntul overlooking Jericho from the west, and at Souka (this was also known as the Old Lavra) in a deep ravine northeast of the village of Tekoa. Its subsequent growth owed ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

Athanasius the Athonite founded the greatest of the monasteries, Magisti Lavra. Twenty fortified monasteries were built on terraced slopes at five different levels, including the Great Lavra of Athanasios (963), Vatopedi (972– 980), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume III: L-Pf by Danylo Husar Struk

Lavra (from the Greek word meaning 'walled part of a city'). Originally a term applied to fortified monasteries in Palestine, it was later used to designate any large or important monastery that came under the direct jurisdiction of the highest ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ukraine (2013)

by Ivan Katchanovski, Zenon E. Kohut, Bohdan Y. Nebesio, Myroslav Yurkevich

KYIVAN CAVE MON ASTERY/KYIEVO-PECHERS'KA LAVRA. One of the largest and oldest Orthodox monasteries in Ukraine. It was founded in Berestove near Kyiv, on the right bank of the Dnipro River (ca. 1051). St. Anthony of the Caves is ...

Google previewA Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World (1922)

Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Gloge by Angelo Heilprin

Trouville Troitsko Sergievskaya Lavra (“Monastery of the Trinity of Saint Sergius”) , the greatest and most famous of the monasteries of Russia after the Petcherskaya Lavra of Kiev, is located at the town of Sergievsky Posad, in the government ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

laura, lavra; a Greek Orthodox monastery in which monks lived in isolation in separate cells. laurel wreath a classical and Christian ornamental motif depicting a head-dress of interwoven laurel leaves, symbolic of victory and sainthood. !121 ...

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