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Devotees including men, women, youth and children visited the shrine throughout the day to offer prayers and have a glimpse of the holy relic which was displayed after every congregational prayer, KMS reported.
Each represents a distinct reflection of Jerusalem in the medieval English mind: as goal of pilgrimage, prize of crusade, holy relic, focus of devotional meditation, instrument for Christian unification and regeneration.
The BJP spokesman Prakash Javedkar drew parallels between the present situation and the turmoil IHK had witnessed during the controversy of the theft of the holy relic from the Hazratbal shrine in 1963.
In the hills of Armenia stands a 13th century monastery, long a place of pilgrimage, which contains that nation's most holy relic, another Spear of Christ.
Crowned with too many handles to serve any practical use, the quirky jug seems installed as a holy relic, adding further perplexity to the surrounding iconic finery ruffled and bunched on the walls and floor.
She would lick the tip of her finger and make tiny circular motions on the holy relic fabric so that it got a little wet, and then she would put her finger back into her mouth.
This is a treat indeed, set in 1100 and revolving around a priceless holy relic entrusted to an English knight.
Any chance of a holy relic doing something positive?
Thwarted by guard dogs, they run for cover, but Antonio impulsively steals a jewel-encrusted holy relic containing the tongue of Saint Antonio, patron saint of the humble and needy.
Little wonder the car is positioned and lit like a holy relic.
Inside was a human eyelid, shot off in the hail of bullets - and already accorded the status of a holy relic.
While it remains to be seen whether the Grail is really there, the promo clip suggests that Gawain has a plan of his own to take the holy relic from Landry.