Hand of St James the Great is venerated at St James’s church in Reading.
Onw of Christianity’s most ancient holy relics made a historical journey back to Reading.
Hundreds of worshippers gathered at St James’ Catholic Church, Forbury Road, to glimpse the legendary Hand of St James at the weekend.
The mummified hand, stored in a glass box normally kept at St Peter’s Church in Marlow, is believed to be of the Apostle James, one of Jesus’ closest disciples, who was martyred in AD44 by King Herod.
It was delivered on Friday  by the Confraternity of St James – a charity made up of enthusiasts for the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela to his shrine in Spain – and loaned to the church for three days to mark the Feast of St James.
The first Records of the hand being stored, is by Bishop of Torcello in Venice in 640 A.D
Source: Catholic Herald
There are many aspects around this piece of rather rotten bones.
One is the the obvious risk is the spreading of viruses and deceases from this Church. The bones look to have not been cleansed, and so not look incorruptible at all.
The second issue is the trouble of identifying this bones, to be on the Apostle James. There is surly not DNA available from this time just after the death of resurrection of Jesus.
The first historical records of anyone claiming these bones are from 640 A.D. That leaves us with about 20 generations of uncertainty to both it whereabouts, and its origin.
The third aspects in liked to what the Bible says about people who adore, venerate or worship bones. Dead items. Remains of a created being. This is pure wickedness. A result of mans rebellion against the Word of God, who demand worship of the Creator Only.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean.
The Creator God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The forth aspect is what to do with Churches and priests that are involved in fraud. Give them the booth.
If you want to live. renounce this kind of religious stuff as fraud. Ran out of such Churches, and join a group of people who are faithful to Jesus our Lord.
The Roman Catholic faith is so vile and wicked, that it is almost impossible to renounce it as falsehood. Catholic’s who end up in Hell, will surely have been given multiple chances to escape this place, by simply submit to the truth.
Written by Ivar