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18502Giant Crucifix Installed in Dniprodzerzhynsk

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Sep 17, 2013
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      17 September 2013

      Giant Crucifix Installed in Dniprodzerzhynsk

      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

      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 not successful.