Monday, September 21, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Things / Other 7


The Holy Blood of Christ.

A venerated phial (a broad flat container) said to contain a cloth with blood of Jesus Christ.

In all likelihood, the relic originated from the 1204 sack of Constantinople by the army of the Count of Flanders, Baldwin IX during the Fourth Crusade.But whatever the Precious Blood is, the Papal Bull Licit, dated June 1, 1310, confirmed something of great interest about this relic. The Bull specified that each Friday noon, drops fell from the Precious Blood. Since that time, however, this phenomenon – the clotted blood returning to its liquid form – has never been observed. The only exception was in 1388, when a bishop, sent by Pope Urban VI, placed the crystal phial in the gold-framed cylinder in which it still sits today. Read more about it on MFS.With videoclip of The holy Blood Procession.

1 comment:

  1. That's really interesting. I like ancient things of religious significance. I at one time studied geology and was very interested in archeology. Thanks.


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