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Luther clearly thought all relics were ridiculous nonsense and evidences of a very degraded sense of spiriituality.  “It is claimed that the head of St. John the Baptist is in Rome, although all histories show that the Saracens opened John’s grave and burned everything to powder. Yet the pope is not ashamed of his lies. So with reference to other relics ...


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Much Silence As it applies to your question, there are two basic flavors of Protestantism. One kind consists of groups that have some form of centralized organization who could at least be said to have an “official” stance on a given position. The other kind has no formal centralization (they believe each congregation—and individual—to be autonomous in ...


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Though it's difficult to speak for Protestants as a whole, my experience with them is that they place no significance on incorruptibility, and as a rule, they are suspect of relics possessing special properties. Nobody will deny evidence that an undecomposed dead body is in an unusual state, but I doubt that many of them will claim that such a state is ...


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St. Maximillan Kolbe would be a good example of a saint whom we will never be able to identify any of his first degree relics, since he was burned in a Nazi concentration camp during world war II. However, there are many 2nd and 3rd degree relics. Relics are the remains of a saint. They are classified according to degrees. First degree relics are ...


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In his last will and testament he wrote: I leave no possessions of which it will be necessary to dispose However, he seems to have an "estate" in poland, which has been given for use as low income housing: Osiedle administracyjne IV im. Jana Pawła II w Ostrowie Wielkopolskim – osiedle administracyjne położone we wschodniej części miasta. Liczy ok. ...


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First class relics are the physical remains of a saint (a bone, a hair, skull, a limb, etc.) Treatment of relics: The sale of relics is strictly forbidden by the Church. The Code of Canon Law states: §1190 §1 – "It is absolutely forbidden to sell sacred relics." Apostolic See decides what is to be done with the relics. §1190 §2 – "Relics of ...


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The veneration and collection of relics is a ritual which started in the Middle Ages, following many pilgrimages to the Holy Land following the Crusades. The first relics which were collected were those the Virgin Mary together with those of St. Joseph and Jesus Christ himself. Particularly, relics were collected from the remains of the Holy Cross, which was ...


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As another answer has implied, Protestants receive their doctrines via the principle of sola scriptura, that is, they do not rely on the traditions of men to inform what constitutes valid religious practice, but rely on the teaching of scripture made plain by the assistance of the Holy Spirit. The scriptures do actually teach us about "incorruptibility", ...


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A lot of the evidence is circumstantial, so it's probably a matter of opinion whether it's convincing or not: The bones that are thought to be St. Peter's were found near a grave under the current high alter of the Basilica - a location that's long been considered St. Peter's grave. There are written records that indicate that ~160 AD there was a shrine ...


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What is the basis of belief in incorruptibility of saints in Eastern Orthodoxy anyway? I would presume its based on an interpretation Psalm 16:10 "For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption." But while Eastern Orthodox and Catholics may put an interpretation on this that suits their particular ...


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About "doing crazy thing as risking in battle" - do you think Israelites were crazy for risking the Ark of the Covenant in battle? About the history of finding of the Precious and Livegiving Cross - look here for the narration about Saint Helen http://www.goarch.org/special/listen_learn_share/exaltholycross


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Protestants hold to the new Spiritual birth spoken of by Jesus Christ to Nicodemus: John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Protestants trust that salvation is by God’s grace through faith alone not of works. Protestants believe their life ...


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Biblical references which are relevant are: Ex 13:19 — And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him 2 Kings 2:13–14 — And he took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, saying, "Where is the ...



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