The mysterious Hill of Crosses
The mysterious Hill of Crosses •
Mystic Mountain Crosses - hill appear mound on which a plurality of Lithuanian crosses, the total number of about 50000. This shrine and pilgrimage place in Lithuania on the road Kaliningrad - Riga.
The mysterious Hill of Crosses, where the pilgrims really believe that Christ can work wonders.
Not about the time of Hill of Crosses, nor about the reasons for its occurrence can not say anything with precision.
According to one version, the Hill of Crosses originated much later - crosses were installed in honor of Lithuanians who died in the brutal suppression of the uprising of the Russian Empire in 1831 by the tsarist authorities.
Despite the resemblance, The Hill of Crosses is not a cemetery. According to popular belief, the one who will leave at the Hill of Crosses cross, will contribute to success.
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On the mysterious Hill of Crosses can find crosses of various kinds: from the huge wooden crosses up to a few meters to the pectoral cross, which are hung in clusters larger crosses.
One crucifixion was established by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Lithuania, September 7, 1993. This made the Hill of Crosses known throughout the Catholic world, which led to a significant increase in visiting the mountain of pilgrims and tourists.
In addition to attempts to explain the rise of scientific Hill of Crosses, there are many legends in their own way to explain its origin. On one of them, once on the hill stood a Catholic convent, for unknown reasons, suddenly gone underground.
Then one of the inhabitants of the surrounding villages are terminally ill daughter. Nothing helped, and then my father decided to install on-site namolennye cross. And then a miracle happened - the child has recovered.
The rumor about the miraculous site spread all over Lithuania, people began to arrive and leave on a mountain of happiness crosses. Thus, according to the folk legend, and the Hill of Crosses I was born.
Now on the mountain set it crosses not only Catholics, but also representatives of other Christian denominations.
After the establishment of Soviet power in Lithuania, from 1964 to 1984 4 attempts to destroy a place of worship had been taken. However, each time after the bulldozer bore crosses, crosses appeared on the mountain again.
These actions have become a kind of peaceful protest against residents of Lithuania carried out by the Soviet policy of the authorities.
Today, the mysterious Mount set 200000 cross made of everything from wood to metal.