Relics – Heavenly Signs of Earthly Power

1 x 52 min

When the world falls apart many people once again seek refuge in faith. And in saints, who have always been worshipped for their miraculous deeds. That relics also had a political function was shown by the Habsburgs in Vienna and the Doges in Venice, as the film by Burgl Czeitschner and Alexandra Czernin-Morzin vividly illustrates. Among other places, the film was recorded in the reliquary of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna and in the Imperial Treasury in the old Vienna Hofburg, in St. Mark’s Cathedral and in the Scuola Grande of St. John the Evangelist. And in Heiligenblut, where a blood relic can still convey a disreputable message.

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