The third time non-identified persons vandalized the territory of the Orthodox spring in Lipetsk

July 1, 2015. Attackers vandalized the territory of the Orthodox spring located close to the Holy Dormition Monastery in the city of Lipetsk (Russia) as the web-site of the Lipetsk metropolia reports.

The attackers burned the wooden dressing room, broke down the cross, established over the font. In addition, the attackers left on the neighbor wall to the spring the inscription, indicating that they belong to a neo-Nazi organization. Around twenty Orthodox icons were burned in the wooden dressing room. According to Andrew, one of the Orthodox donators, in recent months non-identified persons had broken down several icons of the Savior, the Mother of God and the saints at the source. In general, this is the third attack on the spring by the vandals. In 2013, they had already broken the crucifix and damaged icons. In December last year, attackers smashed the iconostasis and dropped it into the water.

Holy spring, named after the Mother of God “Life-giving Spring”, located next to the ancient monastery of the Lipetsk Region – Holy Dormition Monastery. This place is venerated and beloved by many Orthodox faithful who come here to take water and to plunge into the water. The source and the area around have been equipped on the public initiative and on the small private donations of the faithful.

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