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Arthur Blessitt

Arthur Blessitt

Arthur Blessitt ( - )

Arthur Blessitt is a traveling Christian preacher, most known for carrying a cross through every nation of the world. On Christmas morning in 1969, Blessitt began his journey with the cross, walking from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. In August 1971, Blessitt made his first overseas crosswalk beginning in Northern Ireland. Blessitt is the subject of a 2009 documentary feature, The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story.

The man who carried the cross around the world in every nation and is listed in the Guinness World Records for the world's longest walk over 40,698 miles in '321 countries, islands groups & territories' for 45 years. First carried the cross 1968. Story & photos of the cross in every nation. First day of the world crosswalk, Dec. 25, 1969 from Hollywood, CA “Jesus did it. All Glory to God!" and still walking carrying the cross around the world...

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