Foreign News: Relics of the Church

Georgeous ecclesiastical and state vestments — robes in cloth of gold and silver, adorned with pearls, rubies and emeralds — are to be exhibited in the Kremlin Palace at Moscow. These robes are said to be worth a fabulous sum and to be of great beauty. Some of them were made when Constantinople was known to the world under its old name of Byzantium. They were worn only at the highest functions by the dignitaries of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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