Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

This week photo challenge is Relic.

Even though the relic itself cannot be photographed, it was one that moved me, I must say!

For a brief history, Thierry de Alsace, Count of Flanders, built a chapel. Shortly after, he went on the Second Crusades and brought back with him a vial containing the blood of Jesus Christ, collected by Joseph of Arimathea during the crucifixion. For just under 1000 years, this relic has been revered by million.

I am not a religious person, but every time I stop by Bruges, I visit the Basilica to pay my respects to this very moving ancient relic.

Believe it or not about the truth of its content, well, just appreciate how old it is!



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