The construction of the spiritual center of the housing estate “Liko-Hrad”, the Transfiguration Cathedral, was begun in 2005 at the Feast of the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary by the building company “Liko-Holding”. The cathedral impresses with its neo-byzantine architecture, which harmoniously combines the innovative elements. This Orthodox Church is a unique architectural masterpiece that looks traditional but at the same time extremely contemporary. The author of this architectural project, Vadym Zhezherin, wanted to prove that the architectural canon of the Orthodox Church does not exist. The Cathedral was consecrated on October 13, 2010, by the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – His Beatitude Volodymyr, Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine.
One of the main elements of the design of this Ukrainian Orthodox Church is its unsurpassed mosaics, created under the leadership of Yurii Levchenko. The true decoration of the cathedral is a carved marble iconostasis, which was made of Italian stone. What is more, the bell tower of the cathedral has the largest carillon in Ukraine that consists of 56 bells. That is why this pearl of the Ukrainian temple architecture attracts not only the residents of “Liko-Hrad”, but also the guests of the capital, who just go sightseeing in Kyiv.
Four priests and two deacons serve in the church these days. On Sundays and on holidays, they officiate at the Pontifical Mass, during which the parishioners regularly take communion.
The Transfiguration Cathedral was built thanks to the efforts of Igor Lysov, the president of the company “Liko-Holding”, who, after completion of construction, headed the parish council of the cathedral.
The bell tower with the
largest carillon in Europe