Reliquary Relic Saint Barbara + Document Authenticity COA
Beautiful Pendant Reliquary with its original Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and Wax Seal, containing the Holy Relics of:
Saint Barbara - Virgin martyr
The reliquary comes together with its Original Certificate of Authenticity from the church, which presents an exquisite engraving.
At the back of the reliquary, we find the matching episcopal's wax seal, ensuring the authenticity of the relics and its connection with the authentication document.
This reliquary was made to be worn on the neck of the believer
History of Saint Barbara
Saint Barbara (Ancient Greek: Ἁγία Βαρβάρα; Coptic: Ϯⲁⲅⲓⲁ Ⲃⲁⲣⲃⲁⲣⲁ; Church Slavonic: Великомученица Варва́ра Илиопольская), known in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Great Martyr Barbara, was an early Christian Lebanese and Greek saint and martyr. Accounts place her in the 3rd century in Heliopolis Phoenicia, present-day Baalbek, Lebanon. There is no reference to her in the authentic early Christian writings nor in the original recension of Saint Jerome's martyrology.
Despite the legends detailing her story, the earliest references to her supposed 3rd-century life do not appear until the 7th century, and veneration of her was common, especially in the East, from the 9th century.
Because of doubts about the historicity of her legend, she was removed from the General Roman Calendar in the 1969 revision, though not from the Catholic Church's list of saints.
Saint Barbara is often portrayed with miniature chains and a tower. As one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Barbara continues to be a popular saint in modern times, perhaps best known as the patron saint of armourers, artillerymen, military engineers, miners and others who work with explosives because of her legend's association with lightning, and also of mathematicians. A 15th-century French version of her story credits her with thirteen miracles, many of which reflect the security she offered that her devotees would not die before getting to make confession and receiving extreme unction.
Great condition. No damage or missing parts. The silk threads and wax seal are intact and in their place. Beautiful patina.
Belgium private collection
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