In his thesis in anthropology «Monte sacred ancient sanctuary of Basilian origin», discussed in Naples in 1981, the rector of the Sanctuary D. Carmine Troccoli aims to show how even the sanctuary of Our Lady of the Gelbison can be attributed to the foundation of Italian - Greeks monks. Is singular says Troccoli, that the area of influence of the Sanctuary agree with the three settlements of the Greek-Italian Mercourion, the Latinianon and Bulgheria Mountain.
From this way (Mount Bulgheria), the main access to the sanctuary and along this street the «River consecrated », where pilgrims bathed his feet as a sign of purification, before tackling the climb. This ensures Troccoli, who prefers to interpret the term «Gelbison» from Gebel ( = mountain), i (rest of article) and son (= idol), from a note to «Catholic Civilization», 1922.
In addition about the sanctuary there is the cult of St. Bartholomew (the disciple of St. Nile?). Troccoli, in her thesis, spans from the foundation of the sanctuaries, to the Marian cult, the settlements of Italian-Greek monks, the magical world - religious pilgrimages, the prayers, the rites, the events occurred at the Sacred Mountain from 1807 to 1881.
Significant the documentation gathered by the same in recent years also issues incurred before the courts, over time, against the attempts of occupation and usurpation of the goods of the sanctuary.
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