Friday, 7 June 2013

More than 200,000 crosses in this hill

The phenomenon of the Hill of Crosses in northern Lithuania began when people started leaving crosses there hundreds of years ago—and continues to this day. These photos of a hill covered in crosses show the amazing sight it has become.

A crucifix at Hill of Crosses, where many believe miracles can happen.

In 1831 an unsuccessful uprising against the Russian czar left many rebels dead. Relatives of the dead rebels, with no bodies to bury, instead left crosses, according to the Daily Mail.

    Some leave messages to God along with a cross.
    The Hill of Crosses is covered with about 200,000 religious symbols in all shapes and sizes, in wood and metal.
    The city of Siauliai in Lithuania has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years.
    A symbol of religious devotion became an act of defiance during the Soviet era, when communist Russia’s KGB bulldozed the area—twice.
    KGB agents were stationed at the site when crosses continued to appear.
    Shrines, pictures of saints, and other icons of faith decorate the area.
    Rosary beads hang from a cross on Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses.

#Taken from Yahoo... #

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