Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sad Fate for the Holy Glastonbury Thorn

Photo by Alwyn Ladell

On December 10, 2010, the 2000 year old Holy Thorn Tree was found chopped down in Glastonbury, a town in Somerset, England. While police try to determine who cut down the Glastonbury Thorn Tree and left the discarded branches by the stump, others are wondering what could have motivated someone to cut down a tree of such seasonal and religious significance. The Glastonbury Tree has special meaning for Christians, especially at Christmas and Easter.

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3 comments:

Bek said...

Oh noes!! :(

PirateJenny said...

That particular tree wasn't 2000 years old. It was a cutting from an older tree. The cuttings are said to go back 2000 years to the tree that sprung from Joseph of Arimathea's staff. Sadly, this isn't the first time the tree has been cut down, although at least when done by the Cromwellians, the reason was clear.

Hertha said...

A stupid move made by stupid people