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relic

1. RC Church Eastern Church part of the body of a saint or something supposedly used by or associated with a saint, venerated as holy
2. Ecology a less common term for relict (sense 1)

relic

[′rel·ik]
(geology)
A landform that remains intact after decay or disintegration or that remains after the disappearance of the major portion of its substance.
A vestige of a particle in a sedimentary rock, such as a trace of a fossil fragment.
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SHROUDS, thorns, nails and other holy relics have fascinated mankind ever since the very first Easter, despite arguments over their authenticity.
Thousands of men and women remained awake through Monday night and prayed continuously until morning when the Prophet's holy relic housed in the shrine was displayed.
By 1538 the story was circulating that the monks at Hailes periodically topped up the holy relic with the blood of a duck, a sure sign that the local people were being prepared for the relic's removal.
Every item associated with the very first Easter, when Christ was crucified, has become a holy relic.
Don Mullan said he heard many stories from physical, mental and emotionally disabled people who say they were cured by the holy relic on its recent Irish tour.
The 571-page book released today reveals several unknown facts about Geelanis life and important political events, such as the partition of sub-continent, the holy relic movement in Kashmir, the 1965 Indo-Pak war and Tashkent agreement between the two countries.
Ruiz put up the Chapel of the Holy Relics in Cebu and the Hermanidad de la Correa y de Sta.
Among the popular places to visit are holy relics inside Topkapi Palace.
But faith is exactly what many will count on when trying to exploit believers into paying money to see holy relics.
On October 19, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates St Ioan Rilski whose holy relics were transported from Sredets to the then-Hungarian capital Esztergom in 1183 and then returned.
The apex of pilgrimage was the 12th and 13th centuries, when the journey became intimately connected to gaining one's salvation through penance, the acquisition of indulgences, and the necessity of access to holy relics.
During 1 month long stay in the Island, the holy relics remained in Colombo for a 4 days public exposition from 21st to 24th May 2016.