The village of Serby: a unique flora mosaic

Three kilometers away from Kodyma, the village of Serby is bloomimg like a flower on the hills near the Bilochi River. Its name comes from the first settler, a Serbian, who settled here in a deep oak forest with his family and was engaged in sheep breeding.

Why should you visit the modern village of Serby? Well, because there is a real miracle in the middle of the village in the small Church of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki: an exclusive, unique iconostasis made in rare technique of flora mosaic

On the huge canvases depicting the Mother of God, Jesus Christ, the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, a variety of seeds and grains are matched, arranged and fixed in size and color. Each personality's features are subtly depicted in the images, and each grain contains a game of light and shadows. Can you imagine how these hand-made miracles breathe with steppe and light, weaving together the great faith of an artist?

The author of these works is a local artist Petro Sazonovych Kozlovskiy. Two of his paintings depicting Jesus Christ have a remarkable fate: one was presented to the Pope and now it is kept in the Vatican, while the other was taken to Toronto, Canada, by Petro Yatsyk, a world-famous philanthropist.

A chapel was built at the spring near the church, where peasants come to sanctify the water and bow down before the icon of the Mother of God.

Nowadays, many people go to so-called “places of power” where they can raise their energy level. But few people know that such places of power exist here, within easy reach. For example, there is a large oak tree in the Serbivskyi Forest. Almost 5 metres around, this huge tree preserves mysterious letters-symbols and fills all travelers with calm and confidence.

It is easy to reach the village of Serby by railway through the town of Kodyma in the Odessa region or by the T1611 highway.

Tourist locations:

  • The Church of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
  • Mlaky Ponds
  • A chapel
  • A giant oak


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