Fragments of the ‘True Cross’ will be paraded at the ostentatious, £100 million+ crowning of King Charles III

GIDDY with anticipation of the coronation next month of Charles III, for weeks royalist blockheads have lapping up a flood of flapdoodle pumped out UK media outlets regarding the outrageously over-priced spectacle.

We know, for example, that people are being exhorted to prepare “Coronation Quiche” for the event … at a time when the country is in the grip of an egg shortage.

We also know that the extravaganza will be heavily seasoned with religious bilge—the vacuous “defender of faith” is, after all, the “Supreme Governor of the Church of England”—but it’s only today that we learned that the coronation procession will be led by a heavy silver thingamajig that includes two shards of the True Cross.

The splinters that were allegedly chipped off the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus were gifted to Charles by Pope Francis to mark the occasion, according to The Independent (£).

The Pope could easily spare the relics because they are as common as toothpicks.

By the end of the Middle Ages, according to Wiki, so many churches claimed to possess a piece of the True Cross, that John Calvin is famously said to have remarked that there was enough wood in them to fill a ship:

There is no abbey so poor as not to have a specimen. In some places there are large fragments, as at the Holy Chapel in Paris, at Poitiers, and at Rome, where a good-sized crucifix is said to have been made of it. In brief, if all the pieces that could be found were collected together, they would make a big ship-load. Yet the Gospel testifies that a single man was able to carry it.

The fragments have been incorporated into the Cross of Wales, which will be seen by millions as it is carried into Westminster Abbey on May 6.

Both pieces are set into the larger silver cross behind a rose crystal gemstone so they can only be viewed up close.

Image via YouTube

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff and Bishop of Menevia, Mark O’Toole, above, said:

With a sense of deep joy we embrace this cross, kindly given by King Charles, and containing a relic of the True Cross, generously gifted by the Holy See.

It is not only a sign of the deep Christian roots of our nation but will, I am sure, encourage us all to model our lives on the love given by our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Interesting factoid: the coronation coincides with the 86th anniversary of the destruction of the German dirigible, the Hindenburgh, which claimed the lives of 36 on May 6, 1937.

Hat tip: Stephen Harvie.

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7 responses to “Fragments of the ‘True Cross’ will be paraded at the ostentatious, £100 million+ crowning of King Charles III”

  1. The imaginary cross of the imaginary zombie carpenter!🤣🤣🤣

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  2. The coronation is a vacuous nonsense which allows religious leaders to jump on the bandwagon and extoll the non existent roots of faith supposedly in this country. The BBC, shamelessly biased in favour of the coronation and religion fails to give a fair hearing to republicans and atheists.

    While the royals rip off the rest of us, avoid the taxes inflicted on plebs, many people cannot feed their kids, heat their houses and find decent accommodation. Charles, seemingly not the brightest men, appears to fantasise in his mediocrity that he is very special.

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  3. It is a £100,000,000 (plus lost GDP due to the public holiday) con-trick to pretend that all is well in the UK and that we should feel good to live in such a wonderful monarchy with a village-idiot as head of our cherished church.

    The con-trick experts at the RCSC have joined in the coronation fun with their bits of stick taken from the original sticks (I have seen bigger bits cheaply available, with a certificate of authenticity, in gift shops in Jerusalem and Bethlehem), the bits are now in the Cross of Wales, well away from scrutiny by carbon dating.

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    1. £100,000,000 is only about £1 : 50 per loyal subject. Do you really begrudge that? I do.

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      1. Vanity Unfair.

        What a disloyal comment, I wish that I had written it.

        According to recent polls only 50% of over 18s are royalists, which equates to about 25 million, that is £4 per loyal subject, how I wish we could make them pay for the farce in Westminster Abbey and for the upkeep of the village idiot, his whore and all of the hangers-on.


  4. As I understand the system of Sanctified Christian Accredited Memorabilia, it works along these lines. An actual bit of a venerated person is best. Something owned, worn or used comes next and an aticle connected vaguely to the person is last. However, something similar (a sliver of wood for example) that comes into contact with the original itself becomes a next-generation relic and this can be repeated with other bits of wood. I do not remember how many times this process can be repeated nor how many generations of relic-making are possible but there can be no doubt that the total mass of accredited relics can exceed that of the original. Assuming that is original.

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    1. Same with Buddhism, I was in Kandy where one of Buddha’s 500 or so original teeth is locked in a box and never opened, when I asked how they knew that there was a tooth inside I was excoriated for asking such a stupid question.


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