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Aachen Cathedral Since 1349 the Aachen Pilgrimage has attracted pilgrims from all over the world every seven years, to come and visit the city of Charlemagne, which has been Episcopal residence since 1930. Shown are the Aachen cloth relics, which according to tradition have been worshiped as baby Jesus’ diaper, John the Baptist’s decapitation cloth and Christ’s loin cloth.
Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch A relic of St. Lazarus was stored in the church until a fire in 1090 which destroyed it
Anuradhapura Ruwanwelisaya - Lord Buddha relic
Arles Some parts of St. Anthony, in the Church of St. Trophime
Assisi At Santa Chiara: "Against the back wall of the crypt are some holy relics, including tunics worn by Francis and Clare, a shirt she embroidered, and some locks of hair Francis sheared from her head."
Brugge Holy Blood at Heilige Bloed Basiliek
Chartres Cathedral Since 876 the cathedral's site has housed a tunic that was said to have belonged to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Sancta Camisa. The relic had supposedly been given to the Cathedral by Charlemagne who received it as a gift during a crusade in Jerusalem.
Churches and Convents of Goa St Francis Xavier
Costiera Amalfitana Saint Andrew's relics
Echmiatsin and Zvartnots Echmiatsin: The Holy Lance that pierced our Lord?s side by the Roman soldier during His crucifixion is among them. According to the tradition it was brought to Armenia by Apostle Thaddeus when he came to evangelize. The Lance is kept in the Cathedral Museum. The greatest relic of Armenian Church is the Right Hand of St. Grigor Lusavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator). The relic is housed in a gold artwork depicting the sufferings of the saint. The third major relic is the piece of Noah?s Ark (kept in the Cathedral Museum). According to the tradition, it was given to St. Hakob (Jacob), Patriarch
Florence San Miniato al Monte: "The crypt is the oldest part of the church and the high altar supposedly contains the bones of St Minias himself".
Incense Route of the Negev Some human remains were found in one of Mamshit's churches. It is assumed they were connected to a Christian ritual.
Istanbul (Topkapi) The Sacred Trusts (inc a Hair from the beard of Mohammed)
Kandy Tooth of the Buddha
Mantua and Sabbioneta Basilica di Sant'Andrea: relic, called Preziosissimo Sangue di Cristo ("Most Precious Blood of Christ"), is preserved in the Sacred Vessels, according to the tradition was brought to Mantua by the Roman centurion Longinus. It was highly venerated during the Renaissance. The shrines are displayed only on the Good Friday, to the faithful and then brought out along the streets of Mantua in a procession. (wiki)
Monastery of Geghard The monastery was famous because of the relics that it housed, the most celebrated the spear that wounded Christ on the Cross. Relics of the Apostles Andrew and John were donated in the 12th century (AB ev)
Naples Blood of St.Januarius
Nikko Okusha Hoto enshrines the remains of Tokugawa Ieyasu
Ohrid Region Saint Clement's relics can be found in the Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon in Ohrid.
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles St. Anthony's chin and tongue at the Basilica of St. Anthony
Paris, Banks of the Seine
Piazza del Duomo (Pisa) "The church (...) contains the bones of St. Ranieri, Pisa's patron saint".
Polonnaruva When it was capital, it housed the tooth of Buddha (which now is in Kandy)
Provins The Empress Galla Placidia is said to have presented Ancona with the relics of Judas Cyriacus. However, the saint's head was situated at Provins, which was brought over from Jerusalem by Henry I of Champagne, who built a church in this town to display it.
Quedlinburg One of Mary's hair is kept at Quedlinburg Abbey.
Ravenna "The relics of Saint Apollinaris were transferred from the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe" to the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo "because of the threat posed by frequent raids of pirates from the Adriatic Sea."
Reichenau Head of St. George, the relics of St Mark the Evangelist, and many others
Reims In the Abbey: the remains of St. Remi (died 553), the Bishop of Reims who converted Clovis, King of the Franks, to Christianity
Rome Basilica of st John Lateran - Table from thre Last supper
San Marino and Mount Titano The Basilica di San Marino houses the relics of Saint Marinus, the founder and patron of the Republic.
Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries "Tongdosa Temple does not enshrine an image of the Buddha, because there are relics of the Buddha enshrined in the Diamond Precept Platform." - ICOMOS
Santiago de Compostela bodies of Saints James, Theodorus and Athanasius
Siena The Basilica of San Domenico "contains several relics of St. Catherine of Siena, whose family house is nearby."
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor The relics of Xuanzang are preserved at Xingjiao Temple
Syracuse "As of 2015 the cathedral holds a number of relics of St. Lucy, the patroness of the city: a number of bone fragments, a robe, a veil, and a pair of shoes." (wiki)
Trier The Seamless Robe of Jesus, kept in the dom of Trier
Val di Noto San Giacomo, Caltagirone: "the interior houses a relic, putatively the arm of St James, inside a silver box engraved with reliefs depicting the life of the saint".
Vatican City St Peters eg Part of the "True Cross"
Venice and its Lagoon Relics of St Mark in the Basilica
Vézelay relics of St Mary Magdalene


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