sep 222016
 

Jeg er på tur til Litauen sammen med flere prester og andre medarbeidere fra Oslo katolske bispedømme. I går var vi på besøk på Litauens berømte korshøyde – med tusener av kors, som bildene under viser.

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Engelsk Wikipedia skriver om denne høyden bl.a.:

The Hill of Crosses (Lithuanian: About this sound Kryžių kalnas (help·info)) is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. The precise origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising.[1] Over the generations, not only crosses and crucifixes, but statues of the Virgin Mary, carvings of Lithuanian patriots and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. … Over the generations, the place has come to signify the peaceful endurance of Lithuanian Catholicism despite the threats it faced throughout history.

Norsk Wikipedia skriver også om høyden.

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