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Blachernae Ayazma Istanbul

Blachernae Ayazma Istanbul
This sacred spring can be found on Ayvansaray Kuyu Street and pre-dates Christian times.  Pilgrims were drawn to this spring because it was believed to cure ailments and diseases.  In 451, Pulcheria, the wife of Emperor Marcian, built a church on the site thus increasing its popularity.  Some years later it grew even more popular and became the city’s most sacred spring because clothing, believed to have been worn by the Virgin Mary, had been donated to the church by two pilgrims who had stolen them from Jerusalem and brought them here.  

After this the emperors would make frequent visits and is why the Blachernae Palace was built nearby.  To add further to its fame, in 627 the Virgin Blacherniotissa was said to have appeared on the city walls to encourage soldiers fighting against the Avars and every year on the anniversary of their victory celebrations are still held.  In 1434 a fire destroyed the original church and it was rebuilt in the 19th century with the addition of an attractive small dome, and the spring is now enclosed within the church.

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