The Elevation of the Holy Cross Church. It was erected on the site of a wooden church in 1700. The main southern entrance was decorated with molded garlands in the style of the 17th century decorative folk art.
After the pillaging of Kiev by Andrei Bogolyubsky of Vladimir-Suzdal in 1169, followed by Mongolian Tatars in 1240, the cathedral fell into disrepair. Following the 1595-96 Union of Brest, the cathedral of Saint Sophia belonged to the Ukrainian Greek Cath