Reliquary Relic Saint Vitus Martyr, Holy Helper + Document Authenticity COA

Reliquary Relic Saint Vitus Martyr, Holy Helper + Document Authenticity COA

Description:

Beautiful Pendant Reliquary with it original Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and Wax Seal, containing the Holy Relics of:

 

  • Saint Vitus - Martyr, Holy Helper 

 

Reliquary description

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 Vitus

Vitus (/ˈvaɪtəs/), whose name is sometimes rendered Guy or Guido, was a Christian martyr from Sicily. His surviving hagiography is pure legend. The dates of his actual life are unknown. He has for long been tied to the Sicilian martyrs Modestus and Crescentia but in the earliest sources it is clear that these were originally different traditions that later became combined. The figures of Modestus and Crescentia are probably fictitious.

According to his legend, he died during the Diocletian Persecution in AD 303. In the Middle Ages, he was counted as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. In Germany, his feast was celebrated with dancing before his statue. This dancing became popular and the name "Saint Vitus Dance" was given to the neurological disorder Sydenham's chorea. It also led to Vitus being considered the patron saint of dancers and of entertainers in general. He is also said to protect against lightning strikes, animal attacks and oversleeping. His feast day is celebrated on 15 June. In places where the Julian calendar is used, this date coincides, in the 20th and 21st centuries, with 28 June on the Gregorian calendar.

 

Condition
Great condition. No damage or missing parts. The silk threads and wax seal are intact and in their place. Beautiful patina.

Provenance
Belgium private collection

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    $550.00Price