Saint Joakim & Saint Anna Church #03 Kursk Root Icon Statue Close-up View

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A hunter from Rylsk was going along the bank of the river Skal, which-was not very far from ruined Kursk, noticed an icon lying face down on the ground next to the root of a tree. The hunter picked it up and found that it was an icon of the Sign, such as was enshrined and venerated in the city of Novgorod. At this time, the icon's first miracle was worked, for no sooner had the hunter picked up the sacred Icon than there immediately gushed forth with great force an abundant spring of pure water. This took place on September 8th in the year 1295.