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1990 Documented theca with relics of 3 Martyrs: St. Dominic Uy (Vietnam), St. Adrian of Nicomedia & St. Alexius Child Martyr

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1990 Documented theca with relics of 3 Martyrs: St. Dominic Uy (Vietnam), St. Adrian of Nicomedia & St. Alexius Child Martyr

Round glass-fronted yellow-metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of 3 Christian Martyrs: St. Dominic Uy (Vietnam), St. Adrian of Nicomedia & St. Alexius Child Martyr. The relics is affixed to a ground of red silk surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified on a typeset cedulae labels as S. Dominici Uy / S. Hadriani Mart. / S. Alexii Pueri M. (St. Dominic Uy / St. Adrian Martyr  / St. t. Alexius Child Martyr ).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1990 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the cause of beatification and canonization. 

St. Dominic Uy (†1839) was a Vietnamese martyr, a tertiary of the Dominican Order, who was strangled at the age of twenty-six. He was beatified in 1900 and canonized in 1988 by Pope John Paul II.

Saint Adrian of Nicomedia ​(†304) ​was a pagan officer and bodyguard at the imperial court of Nicomedia. He was so impressed by the strength and faith shown by persecuted Christians that he declared himself a Christian, though he had not even been baptized. He was immediately arrested and tortured. He and his fellow prisoners were tended by his wife, Saint Natalia until they were executed. He was thrown to a lion, ​but the beast refused to touch him, ​then his legs were broken with an anvil, and ​his body was ​hacked to pieces with a sword. ​His body ​was ​burned, but when a storm extinguished the fire, his wife salvaged his dismembered hand as a relic and took it to Argyropolis near Constantinople. ​His feast day is commemorated on March 4 and September 8 (translation of relics). ​His assistance is invoked against epilepsy​ and ​against plague and he is a holy patron of arms dealers, ​butchers​, ​epileptics​, ​prison guards​ and ​soldiers​ as well as ​Flanders​ (​Belgium​)​​ and ​Germany​.​

Additional Info

  • ID#: 264-RSGSR
  • Size: 33 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1990
  • Origin: Rome, Italy
  • Materials: metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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