November 30, 2020

The Incorrupt Right Foot of the Apostle Andrew in th Cathédral Saint-Sauveur in Aix-en-Provence

After the conquest of Constantinople in 1204 by the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, the relics of the Apostle Andrew ended up in Italy, in the Cathedral of Amalfi, and in the possession of King Charles of Andjou, who was also Earl of Provence.

Some of the relics of the Apostle Andrew later ended up in Provence and today his right foot, which the Lord washed and wiped Himself, is preserved in the Cathedral of the Savior Christ (Cathédral Saint-Sauveur) in Aix-en-Provence.

Marseille clinical pathologist Dr. Nicole Gros, who recently examined the relic, found an interesting detail: the tip of the heel and the arch of the foot are deformed, as if the foot were stretched with a rope on a hard object (perhaps a trace of the crucifixion Saint Andrew endured), while showing evidence also of someone who walked a lot.

It should be noted that the Monastery of the Holy Apostle Andrew in Milapidia of Kefallonia claims to have the sole of the right foot of the Apostle Andrew.