The parish community of the Apparition of Mary at Strunjan (Slovenia) will hold a reconciliation prayer service on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Thursday 17 May 2012, in the aftermath of the second burning of the cross at Strunjan. The theme of the service is Under the cross: »Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!«
– 7:00 PM Prayer service in the parish church in front of the Blessed Sacrament;
– 8:00 PM Solemn mass celebrated by the Bishop of Koper, Mons. Metod Pirih;
– 9:00 PM Performance of The Story of Creation, Sin and Salvation (U. Trnkocy) in front of the church;
– 9:20 PM Silent procession with candles to the Cross of Strunjan, followed by a prayer at the Cross led by the Bishop.
The participants are invited to leave the place in composed silence.
The parishioners of Strunjan together with their pastor are inviting to the reconciliation service all Christians and people of good will, who do not accept that the destruction of art or the art of destruction target the votive cross at Strunjan. The cross is a sign of our salvation and at the same time a centuries-old symbol of trust of generations that have been and keep coming to Strunjan.
Press office of the Slovenian Bishops' Conference