Mgarsky Monastery

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The Mharsky or Mgarsky Monastery (Ukrainian: Мхарський монастир, Mharskiy monastir) was founded near Lubny (Poltava Oblast, Ukraine) in 1619 by Isaia Kopynsky (who would later become the Metropolitan of Kiev) and Princess Rayina Vyshnevetska (cousin of Metropolitan Petro Mohyla) as a bratstvo designed to become a bulwark of Orthodoxy in the eastern part of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth See also Mgar Church - http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=aabfca53-769a-4464-b9c9-5ffb8f7b3154
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