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Cross Forest

Author: П. Я. , 4 km From Dobrostan.    , Адрес: Asenovgrad, с. Борово, GPS coordinates: N 41.8402649    E 24.9176144
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  In the Middle Rhodopes rises Cross Peak, known as Cross Forest, where this holy place with divine radiation is the monastery "Holy Trinity", it becomes increasingly popular attraction for many Christian believers and suffering. Story are numerous stories of healings and miracles from eyewitnesses and cured of serious illnesses. The monastery is situated at 1545 meters altitude, the vast area over which was built the church complex is surrounded by dense beech forests, and magnificent views of detectable there is intoxicating, they go down rocky cascades spans a sea of ​​greenery and unspoiled wilderness . Come to where the road from Smolyan to gr.Asenovgrad from Gr.Laki path passes Yugovska inn and wean to Borovo, Cross Forest is 6 km away from it, the place resembles a cross, and he became its symbol.

   During the Ottoman rule the monastery "Trinity" is destroyed, the recovery began in 1956, during the totalitarian regime, the area was turned into a reserve and is inaccessible to worship. Free access to the sacred place pilgrims obtained after November 10, 1989 According to legend it was here he was hidden cross which Jesus Christ was crucified, initial positions Cross is 66 kg. twice his age, but was stolen, was later returned by repentant priest. Today is a new cast stainless steel cross weighing 99 kg. There are chapels of the 12 apostles on both sides of the broad avenue leading to it, the water from the springs is healthy, every Friday night a liturgy in the church beginning at 12 midnight, there to make hundreds of people filled with faith and hope, sleep under the open sky and pray for health and healing. Built a new church "Shroud of Mary" in whose light is present Patriarch Maxim.

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