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Verkiai-station of the cross

 

One of the stations of the cross at Verkiai - there were originally 35 stations, all of which were destroyed by the Soviet authorities in 1962.  Some of them have been restored since independence was regained.

Verkiai-station of the cross

 

One of the stations of the cross at Verkiai - there were originally 35 stations, all of which were destroyed by the Soviet authorities in 1962.  Some of them have been restored since independence was regained.

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Oct 2019, 04:30
So...you can go on a walking tour off the station of the cross withing the church grounds...that's nice!
Tom Wilson: I think the route is something like 7 kilometres through the park.
A charming little building Tom.
Tom Wilson: Very attractive - would make a nice garden feature if one had a garden big enough!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Oct 2019, 06:35
A good job too. The actions of the USSR sound heartless..
Tom Wilson: Religion being the "opium of the people"...
Good to see that they can now restore their heritage
Tom Wilson: Indeed - and they have done, with lots of money poured in.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 Oct 2019, 08:06
I only know of fourteen stations Tom. Perhaps the Orthodox Church has more.
Tom Wilson: No, this is Catholic, Chad - see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verkiai_Calvary
Like Chad I wonder why there was 35. What an awful thing to do to destroy them all, not unlike the Dissolution of the Monasteries over here many centuries ago.
Tom Wilson: Somewhat similar, Brian.
The light is so beautiful./
Tom Wilson: Thank you, Mary - it was a lovely day.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Oct 2019, 20:44
It would be good if they could all be restored or replaced, Tom
Tom Wilson: I think they have been, Lisl.

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