There is an equilateral cross on the surface of the stone block, which is connected with a shallow pitchfork, which crosses the entire surface almost diagonally. If you look closely, then you can see several hemispherical depressions on its surface. A small "blood channel" has also preserved. That is, obviously, animals were sacrificed here. It is also a divinity that the water that accumulates in the cross carved in the stone turns red.
Interestingly, by its structure, this stone block is fundamentally different from the surrounding local breeds, which drives modern scholars into a dead end. They claim that this altar is identical to the rocks of the biblical Mount Sinai.
"In 1993-1994, archaeologists performed excavation under this stone. Its results suggest that the present place of the altar is not primary. That is, it was drawn from somewhere. And they discovered one medieval coin of the seventeenth century under each pillar. According to researchers, this stone was dragged from an unknown temple in 1735 during the restoration of the monastery, which was erected on the site of the destroyed one," Havryliuk says.
The old church, located near the rocky temple and the giant stone, keeps the miraculous image of the Virgin, which, after a terrible fire that burned down everything in the temple, remained intact. There are many testimonies of healing around this miraculous holy image.
Another shrine relic is "The Cross of Family Happiness." The dazzling white stone cross is considered a shade of family happiness. They say that someone who prays sincerely at this cross will have peace and harmony in the family for a whole year.
The monastery is not just a point on the map of Ukraine, but a place with many wonders, riddles and legends.
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