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a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)

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Revelation of the existence of the real Crown of Thorns stands to destroy the Christian belief of the revered reliquary that has been held in the Notre Dame Cathedral since 1239.
Does that make it a reliquary, and the plant material a relic?
The practice was to boil the body parts after execution and it's believed the eyeball was collected at the scene by a young Catholic who put it into a silver reliquary (container for relics).
In Archer's grave, researchers found what seems to be a Catholic reliquary, a container for holy relics, which suggests that Archer or those who buried him may have been secret Catholics in an Anglican colony.
Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov next year plans to search for an ancient monastery, where, according to a legend, the reliquary of St.
A reliquary is a shrine that houses one or more religious relics.
Police were sweeping the area yesterday in case the holy fluid, which was held in an ornate reliquary, had been hidden.
Thieves snatched the reliquary and a crucifix after breaking into the church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend.
Rome: Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday.
Thieves stole one reliquary which contained the blood of the former pontiff.
people caught it trying to escape the reliquary, they thought they had
Along with other veristic bodypart art works, such as AD 1-800 Peruvian head vessels, that Jeffrey Quilter argues serve as "technologies of enchantment by momentarily convincing viewers that they are looking at a living person," the hyperreal arm reliquary is also invested with social agency, performing different roles depending on the context of their display (Quilter 2007 138).
Among the most important of these articles is the Sakal-y E[currency]erif, a strand of hair reportedly from the beard of the Prophet Muhammad which is kept in a glass reliquary.
The county, which is just outside Albany, voted to give $750 in taxpayer money to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, which describes itself as "a natural reliquary sanctified to the blood of the martyrs, a place of peace and reconciliation that the Auriesville saints procured.
The French Jesuit Florian Jubaru, a professor in the Collegio Leoniano in Anagni, was the first scholar to receive permission to open the altar of the Sancta Sanctorum; his study of Saint Agnes necessitated an examination of the martyr's head, which was contained in a reliquary found within the chapel.