There is a lot of drama around people who fight over skulls. One of them is St. Irene.
This is what an Greek Orthodox web site has recorded:
“Some of the relics of St. Irene may have been stolen by the Latin Crusaders during the sack of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade of 1204”.
Source: St. Basil the Great.
It must be said that theft done by the claimed to be holy Roman Catholic Church, is regrettable. At the end of the story, you will see that this criminal act were revoked in 1999, and the stolen skull returned.
The problem is that the Orthodox Church, accuse the Roman Catholic Church, not only of robbing their skulls. But also to “destroying holy places”.
“The Latin sack of Constantinople changed the “sacred physiognomy” of the city as its holy places were destroyed and desecrated, only to be partially restored when the Byzantines took back the city in 1261”.
Lets take a deeper look into this robbery.
“St. Irene was born in the city of Magedon, Persia during the fourth century, circa 310 A.D. Her Christian name Irene means peace, and she was one of the twelve Virgin Martyrs who appeared to the eighteenth century Russian ascetic St. Seraphim of Sarov and the Diveyevo nun Eupraxia on the Feast of the Annunciation in 1831”.
This kind of acts by a “saint” raised many questions.
The skull was stolen in 1204, and not returned until 1999. Still the claimed to be saint appeared among a dozen virgins, to another saint and a nun in 1831.
Did St. Irene appear with our with our her stolen skull?
If the “saint” appeared with a skull, the “saint” must have been able to find its own stolen head. And if that happened, why did not the “saint” her self return her own head back to its rightful owners already in 1831?
If the “saint” appear without its head, how did it find its way?
Could this been an example of a false miracle and sign? Or are the involved clergy just confused or misguided?
Most likely both. There is a need to come to a conclusion:
The Vatican is not only the largest collector of bones and skulls. The Roman Catholic Church is also a grand robber of pieces of dead mans flesh. Because if they were not robbers of this skull, why return the “holy item”?
Jesus the Messiah has a short message to religious people, who fight over bones.
“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 the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
Written by Ivar