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Theca with important relic of Saint Margaret (Marina) Great Martyr

Small oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing unusually large first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Margaret of Antioch. The relic is affixed to a gold paper burst on a background of red silk and identified on elaborately cut out paper cedula as Ex. Oss. Margaritae V. & M. The theca is secured on the back with a seal of red Spanish wax with inprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

Saint Margaret of Antioch also known as Saint Marina the Great Martyrin the East, is celebrated as a saint by the Eastern-Rite Orthodox Church on July 17 and on July 20 in the Western Rite Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Anglican Churches. She was reputed to have promised very powerful indulgences to those who wrote or read her life, or invoked her intercessions; these no doubt helped the spread of her cultus. The veneration of Saint Margaret became very widespread in England, where more than 250 churches are dedicated to her, most famously, St. Margaret's, Westminster, the parish church of the BritishHouses of Parliament in London. She is considered a Holy Patron of childbirth, pregnant women, dying people, kidney disease, peasants, exiles, falsely accused people; Lowestoft, England; Queens' College, Cambridge; nurses; Sannat and Bormla, and Malta. Уже с IV столетия святая Марина почиталась как избавительница от напастей и бед, от неправедного суда и беззаконного приговора. Святая Марина подает исцеление больным, утешение скорбящим, исправление и прощение живущим во грехах, спасает от голода, урагана и засухи.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 99-RSCR-23
  • Size: 36 x 32 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Materials: slivered brass
  • Price: $2,350
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