Relics of Bohemia’s Patron Saint Adalbert find new resting place.
The holy relics of Saint Adalbert of Prague, or Vojtěch as he is known in his native country, have received a new shrine at their final resting place at Prague Castle. Besides the Czech Republic, the legacy of 10th-century Catholic cleric and martyr is honored also in Poland, Hungary and Germany.
A special holy mass on Saint Adalbert’s feast day was served by Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka on Wednesday evening in St. Vitus Cathedral – whose full name is actually St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral. During the service, a newly made shrine to contain the saint’s relics was blessed and the remains then found their final resting place within the church.
They put his armour in the temple of their gods and hung up his head in the temple of Dagon.
Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon.
“It resembles old Romanesque and Gothic reliquaries in which saints, and above all martyrs, used to be laid to rest, ” says Archbishop Dominik Duka who himself placed the relics in a metal casket now located inside the new shrine. The ornamental house-shaped reliquary with a pitched roof is made of four types of wood and weighs 70 kilograms.
Just two years after his death Adalbert was canonized by the pope and his remains travelled across Europe. Most of the relics returned to Bohemia in 1039, as historian Marie Bláhová from Charles University in Prague explains.
In the 1970s the relics were examined by anthropologists and confirmed as belonging to St. Adalbert.
The relics of St. Adalbert are now kept in three different places inside St. Vitus cathedral: the martyr’s skull in the Hilbert Treasury, the new reliquary in the Old Archbishop’s Chapel and the remaining relics are placed inside the main altarpiece. Except for the skull which is occasionally exhibited during church holidays the relics will not be displayed for public viewing.
Source: Radio Prague
Some time back I thought I was done with the search for Roman Catholic skulls, bones and corpses. But this skull in Prague caught my attention. Simply by the way it is displayed in a glass mounter, a cheese-dish kind of cover. Remarkably the lower jaws of the skull must have fallen off, as the skull was removed from the bone-box underneath the altar. There is no information availabe to conclude, that the laws were taken away for the purpose of dental care.
The Bible explains that the skull of king Saul was cut off, and kept for display in the Temple of Dagon. Otherwise, there are no other scriptures that display that men was involved in this kind of morbid religious conducts. That pagans indulge them selves in such, can be excused. They do not now better. But the problem with Roman Catholic adoration, veneration and worship of skulls, is that many of them call them selves “Christians”. And the Pope is branded as a “Christian leader”.
Jesus of the Bible is simply not able to penetrate the spirit and souls of the Papists. They want to venerate mortal flesh, and do not believe that God is God of the living. Not a god of the dead. All who claim to know “Christ” must worship the Messiah in spirit and truth. To worship God the Creator alone, and no created items. To all who reject thus, let the stern earning from the Messiah be spoken: “Let the dead go and bury their own dead”.
To cut a skeleton into pieces, elevate a decapitate skull and keep it for display in a religious shrine, is an outright mockery of Biblical faith. Millions of Catholics are lead astray. Others are holding their fingers over their nose, and saying: “keep away from Christians”.
The Pope and his criminal priesthood will surly face judgment for their idolatry, defaming true Christianity, even in the most grotesque ways. May Jesus the Messiah have mercy on all the deceived souls. Amen
Written by Ivar