Holy Land Cross Rises Again

A new 57-foot cross was lifted into place Friday afternoon atop Pine Hill, the site of the former Holy Land, U.S.A.,  in Waterbury, replacing a similar one that marked the religious attraction for many years. The new cross, which will be illuminated with 5,000 LED bulbs in a lighting ceremony Sunday evening, will be visible along the I-84 and Rt. 8 corridors in Waterbury. The project was made possible by a group of local business owners and the board of directors of Holy Land Waterbury, LLC, a non-profit group that now owns the 17-acre property.  All materials and labor were donated. Read Bernie Davidow’s story here.

WATERBURY 12/20/13 A worker directs a crane operator in the lifting of the new cross at Holy Land in Waterbury as it was put in place Friday afternoon. The new cross, measuring 57 feet tall and 26 feet across and weighing 16 tons, will be illuminated with 5,000 LED bulbs that will last for about 25 years.  CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

WATERBURY 12/20/13 A worker directs a crane operator in the lifting of the new cross at Holy Land in Waterbury as it was put in place Friday afternoon. The new cross, measuring 57 feet tall and 26 feet across and weighing 16 tons, will be illuminated with 5,000 LED bulbs that will last for about 25 years. CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

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