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Baturinskiy Nikolo-Krupitskiy monastery (more precisely ‘convent’, because only nuns live here now) is situated in the village of Verbivka, 9 km to the North-West from Baturin, on the right bank of the Seym River. It is known since XII century. The word ‘Krupitskiy’ in its name is from ‘krupa’ (manna or semolina) that was sent to the monks by God, when they were besieged during the Mongol invasion. At the beginning of XX century in the monastery there were a cathedral and several churches including a wooden one, but most of them were completely destroyed during the Soviet period (1917 – 1991). Now in the monastery, the community house (it is at the left side of the picture) and Preobrazhenska (Transfiguration) church (at the right) are completely renovated. The belfry (it is seen behind the church) is only partly renovated. Its top is completed, but the rest is still under scaffolding.

The monastery is one of the six main architectural monuments of the National Heritage Reserve “Hetmans’ Capital” in Baturin and its outskirts. Other ones are the following:
۩ Voskresenska church
۩ Citadel
۩ Hetman Rozumovsky’s palace and park
۩ Chief Judge’s house and park
۩ Pokrovska church

GPS coordinates: 51.39938 Lat, 32.79716 Long, 118 m

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