Feofaniya is a tract and natural park, a masterpiece of garden art. It is located on the outskirts of Kyiv, between Teremky and Holosievo districts, mentioned for the first time in the annals of 1471 as Lazarivshchyna (from the monk Lazarus), who had the apiary here. After 1803, when the first Kyiv Vicar and the Bishop Feofan Shyianov settled here, the area changed its name into Feofania and turned into an important spiritual center for Ukrainians. Here you can find the St. Panteleimon Monastery. Feofaniya is a well-known recreation zone, with preserved nature, healing springs and medicinal plants. Nearby, there is a working hospital here with the same name.
The park has a pilgrimage path. The healing spring called “The Tears of the God’s Mother” has a slightly salty water. Near it there’s a source, in which you can find a wooden bundle. In summer, its water is no warmer than +18 C, and in winter, it does not freeze at +4 C.
Feofania is the place where the computer era had begun. At the end of the 1940s, in the former monastic premises, there was an institute of electrical engineering, where the process of creation of the first computer in Europe started. In 1951, a small electronic computer was made here, which had 6 thousand electronic lamps and hardly fitted in the wing of the monastic dormitory.
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