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Offline yas

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Holy Relics
« on: February 08, 2015, 11:48:07 PM »
I have seen on a few YouTube channels and on sites that sell icons, containers for Holy Relics.

What constitutes a Holy Relic? Can anyone explain in more detail perhaps?

Thank you so much!!!

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Re: Holy Relics
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 12:40:55 AM »
A Holy Relic is a piece of the Saint's body, an item associated with the Saint such as a prayer book or other items like a piece of clothing worn by the Saint in life or even in death.  The cross worn by a Saint, prayer rope, or even a letter written by the Saint.


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Re: Holy Relics
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 12:54:45 AM »
Oh my goodness, how do people get access to such things? Are these items from saints from current times?

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Re: Holy Relics
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 01:07:26 AM »
Churches usually do.  People usually do not.

There are other relics that people are more likely to obtain.  For instance, Saints that are incorrupt have their clothing changed and that clothing such as slippers, are cut up and given out as blessings.  Cloth touched to relics is another possibility such as the ribbon touched to the Belt of the Theotokos.

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Re: Holy Relics
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 01:08:11 AM »
A Holy Relic is a piece of the Saint's body, an item associated with the Saint such as a prayer book or other items like a piece of clothing worn by the Saint in life or even in death.  The cross worn by a Saint, prayer rope, or even a letter written by the Saint.



I should also add that hair from a Saint is a relic.

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Re: Holy Relics
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 01:10:05 AM »
Are these items from saints from current times?

They can be from past or current times.

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Re: Holy Relics
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 01:21:04 AM »
Oh! Okay! Thank you so much for explaining! That clears the confusion for me! I appreciate your guidance!

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Re: Holy Relics
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 01:21:50 AM »
Oh! Okay! Thank you so much for explaining! That clears the confusion for me! I appreciate your guidance!

You're welcome!