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Greek Orthodox churches lose most of their sacred objects

Greek Orthodox Church members have lost most of the objects they held in the holiest places in the world, with the vast majority of the treasures lost in the years following World War I.The Vatican says it has recovered almost 2,000 objects, including 1,500 gold rings, 1,000 silver rings, 2,300 gold rings and about 1,200 […]

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How the Japanese lost their religion

The Japanese are a Christian people, but they are also a Buddhist country.And they have a special kind of object that is very close to their own.They call it the koten or temple object.The kotens are carved out of a special stone called the kota or kodo.This stone is a mixture of the same material […]

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How to Get the Best Out of ‘Holy Wood’ (VIDEO)

Catholic sacred objects are in for a little more scrutiny, thanks to the release of “Holy Wood,” a documentary that examines the origins of the objects and their use in sacred contexts.The film, which was created by documentary filmmaker and filmmaker Andrew Smith, is set to be released on Netflix in May.Smith told The Huffington […]

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