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To: Proud2BeRight; Ottofire; annalex

“Why? If the soul has left, isn’t it a useless shell?”

Veneration of relics (most often body parts) of saints is nearly as old as The Church. If I recall correctly, and Alex can if I am wrong, such veneration began in 155 AD after the martyrdom of +Polycarp.


18 posted on 01/26/2008 3:38:17 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis

It’s funny you mention St. Polycarp, since today was his feast day on the pre-Vatican II sanctoral calendar. :-)


19 posted on 01/26/2008 3:40:53 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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