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Monument of the Holy Prince Peter and Princess Fevronia of Murom in Yeysk

Once you arrive in Yeysk, be sure to visit the Park of a name I. M. Poddubny where on the square namely at the end of the alley “Happy childhood” a monument to the Holy Prince Peter and Princess Fevronia of Murom is set.

According to legend, shortly before his enthronement, the Prince Peter of Murom had gotten sick by a leper. Then the Prince had a vision that he would receive healing only through the daughter of a beekeeper, a farmer-girl from the village of Laskovo in Ryazan region. The girl was found and Peter pledged to marry her if the latter would save him from the terrible disease. However, the boyars didn't want to see a peasant as their Princess and asked Peter to kick her out off. But against all odds, Peter remained faithful to his wife, and together they snuck out of Murom on boats. Later, people demanded to put Peter back on the throne.

Nowadays the Saint Peter and Fevronia are considered to be the patrons of family and marriage. The feast in honor of these saints celebrated on 8 July (25 June on the Church calendar) is very popularized. In many cities of our country, the monuments to Peter and Fevronia are set. The holiday symbol is the Daisy. On the day of the wedding, every couple has a tradition to come to the Park and ask the patronage of the saints.

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Tags: monument; yeysk; prince peter; princess fevronia
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