Giant Crucifix Installed in Dniprodzerzhynsk

17 September 2013, 10:28 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Ukraine’s largest crucifix has been installed in Dniprodzerzhynsk. It was made at the Dniprodzerzhynsk Pivdenmash.

 

According to Dnipropetrovsk. Kommentarii, the crucifix has a height of 12 meters.

The sculptor Harnyk Khachatryan said that the cross is made of iron, which is symbolic for a city with a lot of heavy industry.

The unveiling of the giant sculpture was attended by hundreds of believers and local officials and MPs.

The sculpture was made and installed at the expense of local entrepreneurs, who, along with local government officials, were presented with awards from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate.

The unveiling ceremony did not go quite according to plan, as the crown of thorns on the head of Christ tore the canvas which covered sculpture, so the “ribbon cutting” was no successful. 

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    • Олег Макар | 22 April 2014, 01:24

      Христос Воскрес! Воскресни, Україно!

    • Maximuk Viktor | 21 April 2014, 20:45

      Пасхальные Послания глав УПЦ КП и УГКЦ, как и другие их обращения, напоминают политические призывы к гражданской войне на Украине на религиозной и межнациональной почве.

    • pavloosh | 19 April 2014, 00:59

      The Russian Orthodox Church leaders' silence has been deafening. It is obvious that Putin controls the Church and the Patriarch is a puppet of Putin.

    • patalogoanatom | 16 April 2014, 08:47

      Наш Крым. Это так здорово.

    • firemark | 15 April 2014, 15:44

      Вічная пам'ять рабу божому о.Олександру. Вічне спочивання дай йому та світло віковічне хай світить йому. Дуже жаль. Особисто не знайомий з отцем, але дуже часто його бачив протягом 2х місяців в Києві

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