Parading a “holy arm” in France

From “La Grande procession de Tournai”

A “Holy hand” is being paraded through a street in France.

To carry a silver coated hand on the shoulders in Tournai in France looks a little bit odd. Also seeing the juvel stones make me thinking of a verse from both Ezekiel and the book of Revelation:

 Ezekiel 28:12-14

“‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden,  the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl.Your settings and mountingswere made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.

  Revelation 18:11-12

 11 “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore— 12 cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble.

There whereabouts of the rest of the skeleton is not known.  The Roman Catholics have a lot of bras relics like this. The down under picture is of the coated remains of  San Pedre d’Ayerbe in Spain.

Four holy hands kept for display in Spain. Two of them are of saint Pedre.

It is possible to see the bones inside these coated metal arms. Just look in through the windows. The boy above basically parade a dead mans bone.

Written by Ivar

3 thoughts on “Parading a “holy arm” in France

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  1. Shalom Ivar,

    You quoted: “The whereabouts of the rest of the skeleton is not known. ”

    I say: Well, maybe the hands were considered holy for the genocides they carried out …that being said, the rest of the bodies were not considered worthy?. LoL! What absurdity!!

    By the way I commend you for you have become a genius in fishing out these skeletons from their cupboards. What’s next!!

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