Гора крестов

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Comments (5)

Manfred Jaendel on September 15, 2010

Unusual view! why there are so many crosses, it is a cemetery?

pasha195 on September 16, 2010

Manfred,Thanks a lot for your kind visit.Some information about this place: Hill of Crosses is sacredness in Lithuania, seat of pilgrimage. Represents a hill on which the set of crosses is established, their general number approximates fifty thousand. Despite of external similarity, Hill of Crosses is not a cemetery. On a national popular belief, the one who will leave on Hill of Crosses a cross, success will assist. One crucifixion has been established by Pope John II. This gesture has made to Hill of Crosses known in all Catholic world that has led to substantial growth of pilgrims visiting mountain and tourists.

Manfred Jaendel on September 16, 2010

Thanks for the detailed answer pasha195, it is a beautiful and unique tradition! I've also read, that in the past it was trying to destroy this place, is that true?

tatiana bakova on October 13, 2010

Очень необычно.

pasha195 on October 13, 2010


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