KRIŽEVAC - Cross Mountain
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The parish priest, Fr. Bernardin Smoljan, and the parishioners completed this 8.5 meter cross of reinforced concrete on March 15, 1934.

The following words were engraved on the cross:

"TO JESUS CHRIST, THE REDEEMER OF THE HUMAN RACE, AS A SIGN OF OUR FAITH, LOVE AND HOPE, IN MEMORY OF THE 1900th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSION OF JESUS."

In the center of the cross, they placed a relic of the authentic Cross of Jesus, which Christians venerate as the cross on which Jesus was crucified. This relic was received as a gift from Rome, where the larger part of the authentic Cross is being kept in the Church of 'Santa Croce di Gerusalemme'.

Ever since, it has become a custom to celebrate Holy Mass at its base on the first Sunday after September 8th, in honour of the Triumph of the Cross.

 

Adapted from Follow me with your heart by Father Slavko Barbarić, R.I.P
Last Updated ( Friday, 07 December 2012 )