Panagia the Life Giving Spring icon and monastery originates from Baloukli, just west from Constantinople, and the first monastery is built on the location of the garden that was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, some time in the 5th century.
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List of Churches around the world
- Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring Russian Orthodox Mission, Bryan (Texas, USA) - (http://www.theotokos-lifegiving-spring.org/)
List of Monasteries around the world
Many other monasteries, especially in Greece, bear the same name to the original Monastery founded in Contantinople:
- Monastery of the Theotokos the Life-Giving Spring, Dunlap (California, USA) - 38526 Dunlap Road (www.malf.net/spring.htm)
In Orthodox hymnography, the Theotokos is frequently compared to as a 'Holy fountain' ...