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Grabarka
Podlasie province
www.grabarka.pl
The Holy Mount of Grabarka is famous for a wonder that took place at the beginning of 1710 during cholera epidemy which decimated Podlasie inhabitants. The Holy Mount of Grabarka is famous for a wonder that took place at the beginning of 1710 during cholera epidemy which decimated Podlasie inhabitants. Legend has it that it was revealed to an old man from Siemiatycze that only Holly Mount Grabarka can rescue people from death. A miracle happened after the faithful from Siemiatycze had come to Mount Grabarka and placed a cross there. People suddenly started to recover from cholera and it was the opening point to mass pilgrimages to Grabarka during which people searched for religious revelation and the healing powers of the mountain. For over 300 years thousands of the orthodox pilgrims visit Grabarka on August 18, a day before Spas Feast. They bring crosses which nowadays create a cross forest around the Transfiguration of the Lord Orthodox Church and Female Orthodox Monastery.