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PILLAR, THE HOLY

The column at which Our Lord was scourged. A part of this original porphyry pillar is preserved in the Church of St. Praxedes in Rome, having been brought there from Jerusalem about 1223. The rest of this great relic is in the Franciscan Chapel in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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