Every year thousands of pilgrims flock to holy Okovetsky spring for healing. Water beats out of the ground all year round, and she is always cold as Epiphany water, - no more than 4 degrees Celsius. The font basin and the chapel was built near the spring. There are monks pontify a rite of blessing the water. Believers with their heads immersed in holy water with hope of regaining health and to strength gain.
The legend tells us that at the beginning of the XVI century on the eve of Holy Trinity robbers came here to share the loot... But suddenly they saw a wonderful glow, and they were an icon of Our Lady and the Holy Cross. Robbers repented, renounced his evil deeds. And soon near that place appeared a life-giving spring.
The place is located there by the name of the village became known as Okovets. Twice - during the Polish-Lithuanian invasion of the Soviet period shrines of this place were laid waste. After waiting a troubled time in Novgorod during the miracle-working icons of the Soviet rebellion was lost and did not open until now.
Currently, a new church was built and erected wooden baths.
July 24th Archbishop Victor holds this liturgy, after which the procession goes to the Holy spring , where he served a rite of blessing the water.
During the reign of the church was destroyed by the Bolsheviks to the ground. It has been recently renovated with the money benefactor.