Showing posts with label Relics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Relics. Show all posts

Sunday, November 23, 2014

St. Stephen's Skull Imprisoned in Evil Dominican Reliquary

Edit: remember the film "Prince of Darkness" where the Catholic Church is the steward of an alien artifact that is a portal of evil forces bent on destroying humanity?

Well, the Dominican Museum of Dubrovnik has introduced a reliquary that looks just as evil, which imprisons the head of St. Stephen. Didymus at the Toma Blizanac blog from Croatia has just posted about this modernist statement.

Why do Dominicans have a museum anyway. These things don't belong in museums, a thing of the 1789 Revolution, but in a Church for the veneration of the people

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New finds in Romanov family killing case are grounds for new probe - Russian Imperial House

Moscow, September 28, Interfax - The new artifacts found in the Sverdlovsk Region have confirmed the need for a new investigation into the death of Nicholas II and his family, Alexander Zakatov, the head of the Romanov Family Chancellery, told Interfax.

"The new finds indicate that not everything has been investigated yet. For this reason, the investigation should be continued. There are still a lot of things that are unclear," Zakatov said.

The Romanov family is not ready yet to recognize the authenticity of the remains found near Yekaterinburg. In addition, the Romanov family are demanding the resumption of the investigation into the criminal case involving the killing of Russia's last emperor. The Investigations Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office decided to close the investigation on January 15, 2009.

On Monday, it was reported that beakers believed to have been used to store acid to destroy the royal family's remains had been found in the Sverdlovsk Region.

Link to Interfax...

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Relics of St. John the Baptist Are Authentic

[Standart, Bulgaria] The relics of John the Baptist recently discovered in the Black Sea town of Sozopol are authentic, declared Vatican expert Michael Hesseman, according to Minister of Diaspora historian Bozhidar Dimitrov. Mayor of Sozopol, Dr. of History Panayot Reizi handed over the reliquary to Father Ivan of the local St. George church. Yesterday, thousands of laymen gathered in town to see the valuable reliquary encased in gold and silver, a gift from PM Boyko Borisov. The relics of John the Baptist were moved to the reliquary lined with red velvet and further on will be kept in it.
“The relics have already worked the first miracle – they made Finance Minister Simeon Djankov to allot money for further research and excavations on the Sveti Ivan and Sveti Kirik islands near Sozopol,” Minister Dimitrov jokingly commented. He added that he was sure the investment would pay off as crowds of pilgrims were expected in Sozopol.

Elena Dimitrova

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Turkey wants St Nick back [To put in a museum]

It's very clear that while the Turkish Government might understand tourism and museums, they have no concept of the sacramental character of St. Nicholas' relics, which have been venerated for centuries where they are in Bari. Furthermore, if they had been left in Bari, considering the record of Turkish governments of the past with regard to the frequent persecutions of Catholics, it's unlikely these relics would have seen the 21st Century in their Myrna.

Turkey wants St Nick back

ANKARA - TURKEY will ask for the return of the bones of Saint Nicholas, who Father Christmas is modelled on, from their display in Italy, local media reported on Friday.

Saint Nicholas, from the modern-day town of Demre on southern Turkey's Mediterranean coast, is, according to tradition, the ancestor of Father Christmas, but his remains were stolen by Italian pirates in the 11th century.

'These bones should be exposed here and not in a town of pirates' in Bari, said Culture Minister Ertugrul Gunay, quoted in the newspaper Milliyet. 'If we build a museum in this town (Demre), naturally the first thing we will ask for are the remains of Father Christmas.'