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The Holy Grail Mystery

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

What is the Holy Grail?  The cup or vessel used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, and possibly the vessel which captured his blood, as he hung upon the cross.  What a mystery, that is some two-thousand years old, which has fascinated; archaeologists, knights Templar, historian and treasure hunters seeking the hiding place of the Holy Grail.

The history of the Holy Grail, the cup associated with Jesus Christ, takes us back to the Kingdom of Judea.  Historical excavations over the centuries, puts forward, Galilee, homeland of the Messiah, was of predominately Jewish descendants.

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The Holy Grail

Jesus is crucified at Calvary, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, and Joseph of Arimathea, used the vessel, which we understand to be the Holy Grail to collect the blood of Jesus.

Following the crucifixion, Pontius Pilate granted Joseph’s request to entomb the body in a nearby cave… The tomb is called the Holy Sepulchre, a site visited by many pilgrims.

When the body of Jesus rose from the dead, many at that time believed Joseph had stolen the body.

Joseph was thrown into prison along with the Holy Grail, by order of the Jewish authorities who believed he had moved the body, and remained there for forty-two years until released by Emperor Vespasian.

Joseph of Arimathea travelled to Glastonbury, England where he planted the Holy Grail, and marked it by a staff, from which grew the Glastonbury Thorn.

Around 1140, William of Malmesbury, a monk and historian from Malmesbury Abbey, wrote of Joseph of Arimathea, who brought the Holy Grail to Glastonbury.

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Glastonbury Abbey

In 1539, Glastonbury Abbey is destroyed during the “Dissolution of the Monasteries,” during the reign of King Henry VIII.

History tells us, the Holy Grail was taken by Monks of the Abbey, as they fled, seeking safety.

So where is the Holy Grail?  A question which has remained unanswered for many a year…

If the Knights Templar had in their possession the Holy Grail, this would have been considered a priceless treasure, which would require a secure hiding place.

Apprentice Pillar

Apprentice Pillar

Rosslyn Chapel has often been cited as the resting place of the Holy Grail.  It is believed the Apprentice Pillar had been constructed with a hollow section, to hide the Holy Grail within.

Other Rosslyn Chapel hiding places includes the vaults below the chapel, where it is said the Templar Knights dressed in their armour surrounded by their treasure, lie for all eternity.

Located upon the wall of Rosslyn Chapel, is a gargoyle depicting a Templar Knight holding what is believed to be the Holy Grail… one has to ask, is the true Holy Grail hidden within.

If one walks round Rosslyn Chapel and observes the intricate stonework upon the interior walls, it is possible the Holy Grail could be placed in plain view, but no amount of searching would reveal it.

In 1546, Mary of Guise (Mother to Mary Queen of Scots) wrote to Lord William Sinclair referring to a great secret hidden within the walls of Rosslyn Chapel.  What she was referring to, died with her… Was she referring to the Holy Grail.

If we believe the history surrounding the Holy Grail, that Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Glastonbury, then the fact that it was in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem during the ninth century, brings doubt into the equation.

Furthermore, suggestions that the Knights Templar removed it from Jerusalem must be false, unless there be many Holy Grails doing the rounds…

Other so-called Holy Grails: READ MORE

(Images) The Last Supper: Leonardo da Vinci
(Images) Glastonbury Abbey – Holy Grail – Apprentice Pillar:Wikimedia

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9 thoughts on “The Holy Grail Mystery

  1. ◄ John 19:38 ►
    Parallel Verses

    New International Version
    Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away.

    New Living Translation
    Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus’ body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away.

    Very very doubtful he ever went went to England (or that Mary went to France) . The French and the English have a propensity to make such things up to support their elitist arrogance and naturally the Roman Church has its relics fetish.

    There is NOTHING (I know because I have hand written Math, Mk, Lk and Jn) in the NT that says anything about a cup used to catch the blood of Jesus from cross, pure myth or that Joseph did anything like this.The cup at the Last Supper certainly was not a golden chalice jewel encrusted but a wooden cup and probably as were the plates.

    We Protestants believe not in physical sacred alter of Catholic although we have it merely as symbolic furniture but the Christ is the alter and Christ himself is the grail.

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    • I agree it was highly unlikely that Joseph of Arimathea ever came to England, but this article is based on facts found in the Kings of the Grail by Torres Sevilla and information from various historical sites around the internet. It is more likely that the Holy Grail is sitting in Rosslyn Chapel, sadly we will never know, for I don’t think they will ever discover the route down to the vaults from the sacristy. The mystery of the Holy Grail, has fascinated many over the years, it would be nice to know where it is…

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  2. Re Last Supper painting. The disciples were probably barely 20 years old . It has been suggested that the artist painted them as old men as satire/ridicule of the very aged leaders of the church of his time and their stilted orthodoxy.

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  3. One of my favourite stories … intriguing and fascinating at the same time, I also like the idea behind the Da Vinci Code … even if the church finds it … controversial?

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