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Svodoba Village , Russia
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Kursk Roor Icon StatueNew Kursk Root Icon Fountain

The Statue was installed in the Korennaya Pustyn Square located just outside the front gates of the Korennaya Hermitage in the village of Svodoba, Russia. It shows the Kursk Root Icon being found by hunters in 1295. As the Icon was lifted up a spring of fresh clear water came from the roots of the tree. The korennaya square was blacktopped two years before they installed this large statue but they removed all the new blacktop and installed beautiful brick stone walkways in the whole square. This is a very impressive statue and sets the stage for the entry into the Holy Korennaya Hermitage. Korennaya Pustyn

Statue dedication service 2002 Korennaya
Statue Dedication:
The Korennaya Hermitage did a dedication service for this statue in the summer of 2002. Over a thousand people attended. It was a very special day for everyone who attended.

During the Kursk Root Icon Procession they put all the Church Items around the edge of the statue square. This makes for an impressive display of the Kursk Root Fountain/Statue.

Saint Joakim and Saint Anna Church Korennaya RussiaSt. Joakim & St. Anna Temple
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St. Joakim & St. Anna Photos

Icon of St. Joakin and AnnaPlease make sure you arrange time to visit this Holy Church. Saint Anna, the mother of the Most Holy Mother of God,She entered into marriage with Saint Joakim (their mutual memory is made 9 September), who was a native of Galilee. For a long time Saint Anna was childless, but after a span of some 20 years, through the fervent prayer of both spouses, an Angel of the Lord announced to them the Conception of a Daughter, Who would bring blessing to all the human race.

In the year 1383, the province of Kursk was subjected to a new invasion of Tartars. They decided to set fire to the chapel, but it refused to burn, even though they piled up fuel all around it, and so the superstitious barbarians fell upon the priest Bogoliub, accusing him of sorcery. The pious priest denounced their foolishness and pointed out the icon of the Mother of God to them. The malicious Tartars laid hold of the holy icon and cut it in two, casting the pieces to either side. The chapel then caught fire and the priest Bogoliub was carried off a prisoner.

In his captivity, the God-loving elder kept the Faith, placing his hope on the all-holy Mother of God, and his hope did not fail him. Now, one day as he was guarding flocks and passing the time by singing prayers and doxologies in honor of the Mother of God, there passed by some emissaries of the Tsar of Moscow.

Side view of St. Joakim & St. Anna Temple in Svodoba, RussiaThey heard this chanting, arranged to ransom the priest from captivity, and Bogoliub returned to the former site of the chapel. There he found the pieces of the miraculous icon which the Tartars had cast away. He picked them up and straightway they grew together, although the signs of the split remained.

The Church of "The Sign" is located about a mile before you enter the village of Svodoba. This is were the other half of the Kursk Root Icon was found.

Korennaya Pustyn

Historical Memorial Museum: WWII Battle of Kursk important site of world war two. Also see the underground Generals headquarters and the Russian T11 tank.
Korennaya Fair History; learn more about the history of this Fair and how it is coming back.
Historical Cultural Center: "radical of deserts" is the establishment of committee on the culture of Kursk district.
Old buildings of Korennaya Fair
WWII Battle of Kursk War MusumeKorennaya Culural Center



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