Can anyone explain to me why in the world these bodies should be put on display? To me, this is a sickening as that educational display of human bodies that have been stripped of their skin and posed.
First of all, it's biblical! 1 Cor. 11:1 - again, Paul says, "Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ." The ultimate objective of veneration is imitation.
Second of all, it's tradition. Throughout early Christianity, Christians customarily met in the places where the martyrs had died, to build churches in their honor, and venerate their relics.
posted on 03/03/2008 2:52:19 PM PST
("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
First of all, it's biblical!
Please show me from scripture where bodies were exhumed and put on display for 'veneration'.
posted on 03/04/2008 5:59:34 AM PST
(Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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