In Ebersberg in Germany, the skull cap was used by order brothers to sip wine.
Saint Sebastian (died c. 288 AD) was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to traditional belief, he was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian’s persecution of Christians.
Since I have published more than 100 articles, exposing the worship on bones, skulls and corpses in the Roman Catholic Church, I felt the relics of “Saint Sebastian” is worth some attention.
Roman Catholic websites admit that the skull of the saint was removed from the body, and sent to a church in Germany.
Nearly 80 years after his death, around 367, his remains were moved to a basilica in Rome, built by Pope Damasus I. His body, or at least some relics from his body were reportedly removed and shared with a community of monks in France. His cranium was sent to a German monastery where it was placed in a special silver case in 934. The relic remains in its case today in a special reliquary in Ebersberg.
A skull can be used for multiple purposes, adoration, veneration and worship. But the German brothers of the Order of Saint Sebastian found a spectacular way of use. The skull cap was used during parties, to sip some good wine.
Sebastian’s cranium was brought to the town of Ebersberg (Germany) in 934. A Benedictine abbey was founded there and became one of the most important pilgrimage sites in southern Germany. It is said the silver-encased cranium was used as a cup in which to present wine to the faithful during the feast of Saint Sebastian.
Source: Catholic website
The German Magazine “Mercus” recorded in 2009 a drama related to the skull. The order brothers in Ebersberg got furious when a surgeon cut a fragment of their “Holy Skull”, and wanted to gift it to a Church in Stuttgart.
In a silver bust rests in the Ebersberg parish church a precious relic: the skull of St. Sebastian, which is guarded since the year 931 in Ebersberg. For a week but it is over with the heavenly peace. The news that a surgeon would cut off a small piece of the skull fragment in a ceremonial ceremony with a milling cutter on 15 January, so that this piece is given as a relic of the Swabian parish Haisterkirch in the diocese of Rottenbuch-Stuttgart, triggered a violent uproar in Ebersberg.
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Much could be said about the treatment of the skull of a man claimed to be “Sebastian” a Roman soldier. For all Evangelical Christian this kind of worship of moral remains of humans, are despicable.
As the Roman Catholic Order brothers raise a toast, and drink wine of a cup containing a skull, they do not only reduce them selves to zero value. The also drag the Christian faith into the gutters.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is for ever praised. Amen.
People who are involved in such religious rituals, do not only defame the “Jesus” they proclaim to know. They are senseless antichrists, who do not deserve anything but to spend eternity inside the flames of Hell.
My calling is to expose such foolishness and evils. With the hope that some Roman Catholics will read, see, and repent.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
There is no escape from eternal damnation, for all who claim this kind of religiosity to be a part of the Christian family. We have to learn from the reformers of the Church, and call the Pope and his flock, to repent. Or they will surely perish.
Remember I loved you enough to tell you the truth.
Written by Ivar
Now is the day of salvation.
Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand – Jesus.
May God grant godly sorrow which works to repentance, and grant repentance unto life and obedience unto faith…for Jesus sake.
O Lord God, look at how the RCC mocks, MOCKS our physically-deceased brethren, your saints, who loved You more than life itself.
Sadly, Roman Catholics are ensnared in an anti-Christian cult, and they put faith in the words of their leaders more than the words of God, the Bible, itself.
And, no, RC’s did not give us the Bible; it is the height of human arrogance to proclaim such a thing. God alone is responsible for His Word, and His Word says that we are NEVER to speak to the physically-deceased. Or showcase their earthly remains.
Roman Catholics need our prayers. Please pray for them, so that they can break the spell (yes, SPELL) of deception.
I say this as a former cradle Catholic who was saved and born-again due to the undeserved mercy of God, so I personally know of what I speak.
God bless you Kalliope. May the word of God dwell richly in you in all wisdom Co 3;16. May you be strengthened with might in the inner man Chist Jesus Eph 3:16, and come into the fulness of the stature of Christ Eph 4;13.
Thank you for your blessings, HMTIL.
I am returning your blessings with joy, fellow saint:
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers live in unity!
And thank you, Ivar, for preaching liberty to those ensnared by false religion (Isaiah 61:1).
It is difficult preaching the true Word of God to deceived Roman Catholics; difficult because they have mixed Truth with error, and in doing so made themselves vessels fit for the coming world-king, the Antichrist.
This, of course, was by design (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Since its creation in the fourth century, the RCC has taught a deadly combination of holiness and heresy. Only the holy will be able to discern the heresy.
But my beef is not just against Roman Catholics. Protestants and Orthodox Christians also have their particular heresies. This is because they are denominations, and there are no denominations in the Bible. Denominations artificially separate us, so that Satan’s wolves can pick us off. There is only the one Bride of Christ, the Church, whose individual and collective members are known as Christians (Acts 11:26).
Isn’t this page (News That Matters) being updated anymore? Please continue this work. There are very few sites like this one. May Jesus bless you all.
You are so right! Ivar too! Thanks so much brothers in Christ for being a voice in the Wilderness! Keep serving Christ and do not be silenced by unbelievers! Jesus Christ, Son of God is High Priest and King of Israel! Thank you Jesus!
It is not mocking to respect and pray to those who have died for their faith. And it is an outrage for you to say that we Roman Catholics mock those who we praise without giving any kind of evidence Kalliope.
Haha… I stumbled upon this page by doing a google image search for “saint Sebastian’s cranium”, just out of curiosity.
I didn’t expect to find some dumbass evangelicals “exposing catholics for pagan rituals”, hilarious. So, thank you for the high quality photographs that satisfied my curiosity, and a good laugh at your foolishness.
For what it’s worth, all religions are equally ridiculous, but you evangelical types really make me laugh. Catholic nonsense predates your nonsense by about 1500 years, they wrote the bible. Wasn’t until an adulterous king (Henry the VIII) split with them that pretty much any other widespread Christ based religion existed. So even though it’s all nonsense, evangelicals are a tiny minority mostly in the US, and you’re basically considered a bunch of johnny come lately heretics to literally Billions with an uppercase B, of Catholics everywhere else in the world. I’m pretty sure they don’t give a damn what you think. Ironic, they’re not setting up websites devoted to proving your religion is false and pagan. You sure you’re saved? Seems like you’re a bit insecure.