Skip to comments.In the Land of Crosses
Posted on 09/25/2013 10:05:25 AM PDT by RBStealth
SIAULIAI, LITHUANIANo one knows when pious Lithuanians first erected crosses of all sizes on a hill about seven miles north of the city of Siauliai; it may have been after an abortive 1831 uprising against Russian rule over the small Baltic country. Oftentimes, the bodies of Lithuanian patriots killed during that rebellion, and a similar revolt in 1863, could not be found. So their families planted crosses in their memory on a small mound that was eventually covered with memorials. During the countrys brief moment of independence between the First and Second World Wars, citizens of a free Lithuania continued to plant crosses near Siauliai, as the Hill of Crosses became a pilgrimage center.
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If we tried that here, the Anti-Christian Lunacy Union (moniker courtesy of William Buckley) would have a screaming fit.
Beautiful and moving.
Another article and several amazing pics: