a priest carrying the relics

Photo: Paul Perry, a priest carrying the relics of St. Apa Nub at the Church of the Holy Virgin and St. Apa Nub at Samannud. Observe the man who is kissing the relics of the saint so that he can receive his blessings. This is a familiar sight in the Coptic Orthodox Church, following the faith of the woman who had an issue of blood in the Bible who believed in the heavenly power in a mere touch of Jesus’ garment and “said within herself, If I May but touch his garment, I shall be whole” [Matthew 9:20-21].

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