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noun as in container for relics

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On Sunday morning, she carried his vial of blood in an ornate olive-branch style silver reliquary.

Every January 1, the priest would lead a procession with the relic and its 18th-century reliquary.

Father Thomas Michelet, having accompanied the reliquary from Sainte-Baume to New York, was surprised by the turnout.

A special reliquary or glass case, designed for world travel, made the bone fragment visible from all sides.

The reliquary containing the “Bell of St Patrick” is covered with knotted work in many varieties.

Some portion of this miraculous blood was preserved in a phial, which was set in a reliquary and placed upon the altar.

Her precious relics in a reliquary, carried on a mule's back, were paraded by ecclesiastics through towns and villages.

And the holy reliquary made the round of the whole city, followed by all the people.

Around her neck she would wear a long chain with a handsome old reliquary attached to it.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reliquary, such as: arca, and feretory.

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