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Holy Anders' Crucifix by KeldBach Holy Anders' Crucifix by KeldBach
Sometime in the 11th century a Danish priest (Father Anders aka Holy Anders) went on a pilgrimage to Palestine to pay tribute to his beloved God. After having spent some time in Jerusalem and Jaffa, he began travelling the long way back home on foot, but was lucky to meet a kind Angel who offered him a free lift the rest of the way. When he woke up the next morning, he found himself sitting on top of this little hill and upon hearing the familiar sound of church bells tolling from the nearby town, he knew he had already arrived at home.

When the local people heard this incredible story, they thought a true miracle had taken place and decided to raise this wooden cross, or rather crucifix, to commemorate that special event. And the crucifix is still standing there, as you can see, although looking a bit worn-out after all those years. Later in his clerical career, Father Anders was said to also have performed another miracle. One day when he was riding his horse, he accidentally dropped his one glove, and where it fell, a pure water source erupted. It became known as the Holy Anders' Well and still exists till this day. Father Anders died in 1205, but was however never promoted a Saint, since the Pope thought the stories sounded a bit far out. Anyway, at least he has become a legend in my little hometown.

Edit: decided to crop it in square. You can see the other version here:

Holy Anders' Cross by KeldBach


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PicTd Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great image, great story
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Thanks very much, Tom :)
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Photographer
Wonderful image and a great story, my friend. :)
Thanks for sharing this!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thanks very much for your kind words :)
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