In the Orthodox Church, the Week after Easter is referred to as Bright Week, and Bright Friday commemorates the image of the Theotokos, the Mother of God, of the Life-Giving Source, the Life-Giving Spring.
The image centers on the Mother of God with Christ in her arms and standing within a beautiful fountain, a symbol of life and health. The other figures around the base of the fountain drink and bathe with its healing waters.
|Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring|
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Rejoice, inexhaustible sources of life, shed thy grace,
font of remedies that maketh the power of illness weak and vain.
- Vespers for the Thursday after Easter