Literary Holy Grail
The remembered film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” with Harrison Ford, shows us a large number of possible grails, guarded by an immortal Templar in Petra, Jordan, but in 1996, Lawrence Gardner in his work “The Inheritance of the Holy Grail” raises the Grail as the blood of Jesus Christ, giving a “return” to the relationship of Jesus with Mary Magdalene, an idea that is taken by Dan Brown in 2003 to write “The Da Vinci Code”.
The Holy Grail in Spain
The Spanish tradition affirms that Saint Peter took the Holy Chalice with him to Rome, to be used in the liturgy, until the persecution of Valerian, in the year 258, when Pope Saint Sixtus II to prevent the precious relic from falling into the hands of the Romans, he entrusted the cup to his treasurer and deacon, San Lorenzo, who commissioned a Spanish soldier to take it to Huesca, Spain, where his family would take care of it.
For this reason, the Chapel of the Holy Grail in the Cathedral of Valencia, Spain, preserves the Cup of Saint Lawrence, who protected it from the Muslim invasion in the eighth century, in the war of independence and the Civil War.
How many Holy Grails are there?
According to experts, the silver cup from Antioch has a capacity of two liters and is too large to be passed from hand to hand around the table of the Last Supper during the Eucharistic communion, although what is interesting is the fact that Saint Jerome mentioned that there were two cups on the table of the Last Supper, a silver cup that contained the wine for dinner and a stone one, which was used for the institution of the Eucharist, that is to say that the two cups probably passed by the hands of Jesus.
Cesar Leo Marcus was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Doctor (PhD) in International Logistics and Foreign Trade, and Master (MBA) in Economic Sociology, he was professor of both chairs at the Universities of Madrid (Spain) and Cordoba (Argentina).
A journalist, he publishes in newspapers in California, Miami, and New York. He is a writer, he published twelve books, and a literary editor, director of Windmills Editions. He currently resides in California.