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Vatican Reliquary theca with relics of 2 Female Saints: Saint Praxede & Saint Thecla

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of two female Martyrs: Saint Praxede and Saint Thecla. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedulae labels as S. Praxedis Virg. / S. Theclae V. Mart. ( Saint Praxedes Virgin / Saint Thecla Virgin & Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Ugo Poletti (†1997), Cardinal Vicar General of Rome (1973–1991) and dated 1990. 

Saint Práxedes (Praxedis or Praxed) (†165) was a Christian "holy virgin" saint of the 2nd century who lived during the reign of Emperors Marcus and Antoninus II. According to the Golden Legend, Práxedes was the sister of Saint Pudentiana; their brothers were Saint Donatus and Saint Timothy. During one of the periods of persecution, they buried the bodies of Christians and distributed goods to the poor. The remains of Práxedes and Pudentiana were buried in the Catacomb of Priscilla. In the 4th century, a Titulus Praxedis church was being built, especially connected with the veneration of Saint Praxedis. The relics of Práxedes and her sister were translated to that church, which was rebuilt by Pope Paschal I (817–824), and renamed Santa Prassede. Her Feast Day is celebrated on July 21.

Saint Thecla was a Saint and Martyr of the early Christian Church, and a reported follower of Paul the Apostle. Thecla was miraculously saved from burning at the stake by the onset of a storm and traveled with Paul to Antioch of Pisidia. There, a nobleman named Alexander desired Thecla and attempted to rape her. Thecla fought him off, tearing his cloak and knocking his coronet off his head in the process. She was put on trial for assault. She was sentenced to be eaten by wild beasts but was again saved by a series of miracles when the female beasts protected her against her male aggressors. While in the arena, she baptized herself by throwing herself into a nearby lake full of aggressive seals. Thecla rejoined Paul in Myra, traveling to preach the word of God and becoming an icon, encouraging women to imitate her by living a life of chastity and following the word of God. She became a healer, performed many miracles, but remained constantly persecuted. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, She is called "apostle and protomartyr among women" and "equal-to-apostles in sanctity". Her Feast Day is celebrated on September 23.

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  • ID#: 550-RSGSR
  • Размер: 32 mm across
  • Возраст: около
  • Происхождение: около
  • Материалы: около
  • Цена: $750
  • Orthodox Cross

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