Our search for the holy chalice ... is over. We found it. While I didn't actually know we were looking, we found the cup from which Jesus allegedly drank during the last supper in a magnificent cathedral in Valencia, Spain.
to the Bible, during the Last Supper, "He took a cup and when He had given
thanks He gave it to them saying 'drink this, all of you; for this is My
blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of
sins. I tell you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until I
drink it new with you in My Father's Kingdom.'"
Legend has it the Christian
relic was passed from Saint Peter to a succession of Popes until 258 A.D. At that
time, to avoid confiscation by the Romans, the holy chalice was given to a Spanish solider
who helped it find a home in the Cathedral of Valencia.
The dark red agate cup with curved handles is
housed in its own chapel within the cathedral and is paid homage to daily by
those on pilgrimage.
While the holy chalice isn't said to have the
supernatural powers like those of the holy grail, the holy lance and the true
cross, it is revered my many. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have both
held mass at the Cathedral of Valencia celebrating the holy chalice and its
rich place in Christian history.