September 10, 2010

Rare Christian relics in Bristol today

Press release:
Rare Exhibition of Relics of Christ's Passion in Bristol, Connecticut on Sept. 10
Hundreds of pilgrims expected to attend historic event
BRISTOL, Conn., Sept. 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- Some of Christianity's most sacred relics will make a rare appearance in Connecticut on Friday, Sept. 10. Several relics of Christ's passion, including relics of his cross, the nails, the column where he was scourged, and others will come to St. Ann's Church at 180 Laurel St. in Bristol, CT beginning at 7 pm.
The visit is being organized by the Apostolate for Holy Relics -- a group overseen by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. More than a million people have come to view these relics in events organized by the AHR throughout the continental United States, and as far away as Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines.
"Not everyone can go to Rome or the Holy Land to see such relics," said AHR President Thomas J. Serafin, "but events such as this can serve as an important link to their faith for those people who might otherwise never get the chance."
Serafin continued: "People are facing difficult times today, but events like this can help us all remember how much Christ loved us, and the lengths to which he took that love. That is a major reason why the message of Christianity has continued to be relevant for two thousand years: because it is a religion based on love."
More information is available at the AHR's website:
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