icon and monastery originate from Baloukli, just west of Constantinople, and the first monastery is built on the location of the garden that was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, sometime in the 5th century. This icon is commemorated by the Church on Bright Friday of each year.
- Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring Russian Orthodox Mission - Bryan, Texas
- Original monastery in Constantinople
Many monasteries bear the same name:
- Monastery of the Theotokos the Life-Giving Spring - Dunlap, California
In Orthodox hymnography, the Theotokos is frequently compared with a Holy Fountain.