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Chapel in honor of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God description and photos - Russia - North-West: Novgorod region. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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On the outskirts of the village of Uzhin, which is located near the village of Novostroitsa, on the bank of the river channel connecting Lake Golova and Lake Uzhin, there is the most important and special attraction of the village - the Tekunok or Tekunets spring. The source is located on the left before entering the Dinner from the side of the village of Roshchino. The famous chapel was built on the Tekunok spring and is dedicated to the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God. With the support of the Valdai National Reserve, a swimming pool was also built, and the spring itself is decorated with beautiful decorative patterns. In the summer season, services are held here by the hieromonks of the Valdai Iversky Monastery.
Spring springs have long been especially revered in Russia. Living in the edge of rivers and lakes, swamps and streams, people have developed a considerable complex of religious worship of water. The student springs endowed our ancestors with great, special power, treating them with special reverence and reverence. It is from this time that there has been a custom of courting and clearing various kinds of keys, drinking healing spring water and performing ablutions in it.
It is believed that the water from the spring is healing and contains silver ions. During the Great Patriotic War, water from the source was used for the needs of front-line hospitals in the city of Valdai. As noted, not so long ago a chapel and a font were built, which in 2006 on July 16 were lit in the name of the icon of the Tikhvin Mother of God. Vladyka the Lion, archbishops of Old Russian and Novgorod, conducted the liturgical rite. Before starting the divine service, Vladyka Leo stressed more than once that the healing spring was being arranged by the whole world, and he sincerely thanked those people for their work, who took part in this holy and noble cause.
The famous Tekunok spring is located almost immediately behind the road, so it is often visited not only by locals, but also by numerous guests of the region. The appearance and arrangement of the spring was carried out literally "along a string", therefore numerous visitors should be grateful to all those people who took a direct part in this important matter. People can come here at any time to pray. In addition, you can take a bath in a special bath and sprinkle yourself with holy water, which will help get rid of various kinds of ailments, restore not only physical, but also spiritual strength. Water is considered curative also because it contains a huge amount of chemical elements. Locals claim that spring water cures a variety of eye diseases. Not only residents of nearby settlements, but also tourists and vacationers never drive past the holy place. They collect water in different containers, wash themselves with it and firmly believe in the miraculous and life-giving properties of the spring. The water in the spring is actually amazingly clean and incredibly healing.
Most local historians know that the formation zone of the Tekunok spring was interbedded finite-moraine deposits of clay, sandy loam, loam and sand containing interlayers of sand and gravel deposits. Healing water was used not only during the Patriotic War. The famous spring also had more difficult days. During the immoral mockery of the shrines of the anti-religious communists, the church in the name of the Most Holy Theotokos in the village of Novostroitsa was closed. At the same time, the iconostasis was completely distorted and spoiled, the spring pillar, made of age-old wood, along with the icon and the icon case, was mutilated with a tractor. The spring was completely filled up. But having overcome all the difficult obstacles on its way, Tekunok, as in the past, aspires with an endless and powerful stream from a steep slope to the beautiful Lake Golova, which is connected by a stream with Lake Uzhinskoye.
Topic: Chapel in honor of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God description and photo - Russia - North-West: Novgorod region.