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[[Image:Saint Mary Of The Spring.jpg|right|thumb|The [[w:Holy well|Holy well]] (Hagiasma) of the Church of the Life Giving Font (Istanbul).]]
[[Image:Procession-Feast of Zoodohos Pigi-Arcadia,Greece-1950s.jpg|thumb|right|Procession on the [[feast day]] of the Life-giving Spring, [[w:Bright Friday|Bright Friday]] 1959, [[w:Arcadia|Arcadia]], Greece.]]
There are two accounts extant concerning the revelation of the Life-Giving Fontjust outside the City of Constantinople. It is likely that in either case, that before the 5th-6th century monastery was erected, a shrine with a [[w:Spring (hydrosphere)|spring of water by ]] near a grove of trees was already in existence, and was dedicated to the [[Theotokos]], had already existed outside the City of Constantinople from early times. Over time, the grove had became overgrown and the spring had become became fetid.<ref>Archpriest Feodor S. Kovalchuk. ''Wonder-Working Icons of the Theotokos.'' Youngstown OH: Central Satates Deanery, 1985. pp.67–70.</ref><br>
'''Nicephorus Callistus'''<br>
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