SPLIT: Spomendan Sv. Luce .. St. Lucy's Day

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Svetkovina svetice i mučenice u kapeli unutar kripte Mauzoleja cara Diokleciana, njenoga smrtnoga progonitelja.


The feast of the saint and martyr in the chapel inside the crypt of the Mausoleum of the emperor Diocletian, who was her deadly



Feast day of Saint Lucy, Sveta Luce in Dalmatia, is traditionally celebrated on the 13th December in Split, Croatia.

The crypt of the mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian, dedicated to the Christian virgin-martyr and saint, especially on that day is

all day open for the pilgrims. Lucia of Syracuse was executed during the Great Persecution of that Roman emperor born in Solin,

near Split, a key figure in the history of the foundation of today's Split. Because Lucy did not renounce Christ, she was blinded

by eye extraction.

In the crypt, which is the chapel of St. Luce, is the altar with her statue. There is a natural fountain with a source of pure

drinking water. Pilgrims in silence, or in prayer, go around the altar and rub their eyes with the water in order to preserve

or improve their eye sight.

Sv. Luce is primarily a patron of the blind, and she shares small gifts to children, usually sweets. She symbolizes the victory

of light over darkness, too.

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Sehnwirmal on December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012 Kind Regards, Moni

漂亮妈咪 on December 27, 2011

Festive atmosphere ~~~~~~ It full of joy

Américo Valadez on December 29, 2011

Excelente shot, Zlatán!



Imre Lakat on December 30, 2011

Great photo, I really like it .

Happy New Year 2012 !

Like !

Best regards and wishing a nice week , Imre



spyros72 on February 14, 2012

Very nice shot!!! Like.

Very nice photo.


Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on July 14, 2013

Amazing night shot…, Like ......,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Melsen Felipe on July 20, 2013

Estupenda captura nocturna, L

Un cordial saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on September 2, 2014

Hello Mr Hat! I was missing you! What an event in this shot with colour an so iluminated! like 32--AnaM

Like+Fav.my dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Zlatan Olić 12 days ago


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  • Uploaded on December 14, 2011
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    by Zlatan Olić
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. u780,S780
    • Taken on 2011/12/13 19:59:21
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO2500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash