Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Relics of Saint Basil the Great

The Skull of Saint Basil, gifted to the Monastery of Great Lavra at Mount Athos by Emperor Nikephoros Phokas.

Right Arm of Saint Basil in the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. The silver reliquary dates to 1849.

Portion of right hand of Saint Basil in the Church of Saint George of the Greeks (San Giorgio dei Greci)  in Venice. The silver reliquary was made in Constantinople. In 1528 this relic belonged to Gabriel Severus, the Metropolitan of Monemvasia, who died in Venice in 1616.

Portion of right hand of Saint Basil in Iveron Monastery, Mount Athos.

Portion of the incorrupt left hand of Saint Basil in the Treasury of the Church of the Resurrection at Jerusalem. This was gifted by Emperor Nikephoros Phokas.

Portion of the left hand of Saint Basil in the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in New Philadelphia, Greece.

Monastery of Saint Paul in Mount Athos

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Vragkiana of Argithea

Church of Panagia Pantanassa "The Nativity of the Theotokos" in Patras, Greece

Monastery of Kykkos in Cyprus

A wooden antimension from the 17th century with relics from Byzantium at the Museum of Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus.

Church of the Savior Christ in Moscow, Russia

Other portions of the relics of Saint Basil are in:

- Dionysiou Monastery in Mount Athos

- Pantokratoros Monastery in Mount Athos

- Monastery of Saint Theodosios in Argos, Greece

- Lavra of Saint Alexander Nevsky in St. Petersburg

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