Each year, thousands of pilgrims rush to the Okovetsky holy key for healing. Water beats from under the ground all year round, and it is always cold, like Epiphany, - no more than 4 degrees of heat. A font and a chapel are built on the source, where water-molebens serve. Believers immerse themselves in the fertile water in the hope of regaining health and gaining strength.
The legend says that at the beginning of the XVI century on the eve of the Trinity came the robbers to share the stolen goods ... But suddenly they saw a wonderful glow, and they were shown the icon of the Mother of God and the life-giving cross. The robbers repented, renounced their atrocities, and soon a life-giving source came near to that place.
A place by the name of the village located there began to be called Okovets. Twice - during the Polish-Lithuanian invasion and in the Soviet period, the shrine of Okovets were devastated. The miraculous icons during the time of the Soviet battle against the gods who were waiting for the troubled time in Veliky Novgorod were lost and did not open until now.
At the present time a new church has been built, wooden bathhouses have been built.
On July 24, on the day of the acquisition of the icon of the miracle-working icons, Archbishop Victor of Tver and Kashinsky holds liturgies there, after which the procession goes to the Holy Key, where the water-service prayer service is held. During the reign of the Bolsheviks, the church was destroyed to its foundations. It was recently restored with the money of a patron.