Relic

In the Cathedral dedicated to the Patron Saint is kept a silver reliquary containing the precious relic of the left rib of Santa Marina that was given in 1870 to the City of Polistena by the Patriarch of Venice thanks to the intervention of Domenico Valensise.
In the Church of Santa Maria Formosa, in the lagoon city, the body of the Virgin of Bithynia is preserved.
On July 17, which according to the Ecclesiastical Calendar is dedicated to Santa Marina Vergine di Bitinia, at the end of the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration, the ritual of the kiss of the relic takes places in the cathedral.
The reliquary is taken in procession with the "Theory of the Saints". It is brought by a member of each Confraternity and precedes the wooden statue of Santa Marina Vergine.
In August 2000 the body of the Saint arrived in Polistena from Venice. It stayed here for a week and was carried in procession on 6 August with the "Teoria dei Santi" procession.



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    Corpo di Santa Marina Vergine a Polistena Processione del Corpo di Santa Marina V. a Polistena nel 2000