Explore Prayer Rug, The O'jays, and more!

Explore related topics

Heiliger Leib, Stiftsbasilika Waldsassen

A relic usually consists of the physical remains of a. A relic usually consists of the physical…

Incredible skeletons in churches across Europe… I guess you can take it with you..

Incredible skeletons in churches across Europe…

Funny pictures about Incredible skeletons in churches across Europe. Oh, and cool pics about Incredible skeletons in churches across Europe. Also, Incredible skeletons in churches across Europe.

Der hl. Diakon und Märtyrer Valentinus auf dem Magdalenenaltar, Waldsassen

Der hl. Diakon und Märtyrer Valentinus auf dem Magdalenenaltar, Waldsassen

Saint Gratian, another of Adalbart Eder’s Waldassen skeletons. Here, the saint is decked out in a re-imagining of Roman military attire, including lace-up sandals and shoulder, chest and arm guards.

Meet the Fantastically Bejeweled Skeletons of Catholicism’s Forgotten Martyrs

Saint Gratian, photo from book by art historian Paul Koudounaris on Europe’s catacomb saints

7US-K1-0968-000221 The 'miraculous' skull of St Leontius in Muri, Switzerland, 2012 akg-images / Paul Koudounaris

The 'miraculous' skull of St Leontius in Muri, Switzerland, 2012 akg-images / Paul Koudounaris

In 1578 in Rome were discovered catacombs: in them, skeletons of martyrs that were later on sent across Europe to be adorned with jewels and placed in their designated churches. But where are they know? Art Historian Paul Koudounaris found out for us and told us in a just released book Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints.

- Waldsassen, Germany, detail of St. The Basilika at Waldsassen holds the largest extent collection of presumed skeletons of martyr.

Relic of the skull of St. John Chrysostom (died ca. 407.) His left ear remains incorrupt (not decaying.) Witnesses say the Apostle Paul appeared and spoke into St. John's ear ear as he wrote Athos commentaries on St. Paul's epistles.

Relic of the skull of St. John Chrysostom (died ca. His left ear remains incorrupt (not decaying.) Witnesses say the Apostle Paul appeared and spoke into St. John's ear ear as he wrote Athos commentaries on St.

Reliquary:a container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept.  This reliquary is early 19th century with a rock crystal from the years 1175-1200, found in the Meuse Valley )present -day Belgium).  It was sid to once held relics of St. Margaret, St. Philip the Apostle,  St. Catherine and Bishop Valerius.

Gilded copper, rock crystal, glass, and parchment. The core of this opulent reliquary contains a large late twelfth-century rock crystal with engraved vine scroll patterns.

Waldsassen

Waldsassen

from Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudounaris

Saint Coronatus joined a convent in Heiligkreuztal, Germany, in - Meet the Fantastically Bejeweled Skeletons of Catholicism’s Forgotten Martyrs

Pinterest
Search