Great post on how we Christians put crosses around the world. Features an underwater crucifix in Lake Michigan, and a hill in Lithuania that holds over 100,000 crosses! The cross brings hope, and declares the undoing of the powers of this world.
I was cruising around the internet and I found a really neat photo of Christ on the cross. It is in Lake Michigan, near Petosky, MI. It got me thinking and I wanted to explore where there may be other places which are out of the way, where the cross might be found. I hope you enjoy my findings, please let me know which is your favorite 🙂
The city of Siauliai was founded in 1236 and controlled by Teutonic Knights during the 14th century. The tradition of placing crosses seems to date from this period and may have risen as a symbol of Lithuanian defiance toward foreign invaders. Since the medieval period, the Hill of Crosses has represented the peaceful resistance of Lithuanian Catholicism to oppression. In 1795, Siauliai was incorporated into Russia but was returned to Lithuania in 1918. Many crosses were erected upon the hill after…
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