A relic of the so-called True Cross will be one of the artifacts on display at Christ the King Church in Rutland on June 26.
Rutland Christ the King Church in Rutland will present a rare exhibit of sacred Christian relics at the church on Tuesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m.
The presentation, by Fr. Carlos Martine of the Companions of the Cross, includes over 150 relics, some believed to be as old as 2,000 years.
The relics include one of the world’s largest remaining piece of the so-called True Cross, a piece of a veil that is believed to have belonged to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and relics of Saints Maria Goretti, Theresa of Lisieux, and Francis of Assisi.
Most archeologists do not believe that the True Cross and other relics are authentic, however, many Christians believe in the historicity of these sacred objects based on faith and church tradition.