A Cross still stands; photo: Philippe Wojazer, AFP/ Getty Images
A massive fire engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday evening – people around the world watched in horror as the iconic spire collapsed.
French firefighter officials are saying the main structure of Notre Dame has been saved from total destruction.
An aerial shot of the historic cathedral showed widespread damage to the roof, however a photo of the interior of the church revealed that a Cross was still in tact and standing – a miracle!
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It is also feared that Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns could have been destroyed in the blaze.
The Sun reported:
Notre Dame’s most precious treasure, a relic venerated as the Crown of Thorns worn by Jesus Christ, is feared to have been badly damaged in the fire.
The Crown of Thorns, which is considered Paris’s equivalent of the Crown Jewels, is stored at the end of a nave of the cathedral, not readily visible to visitors.
It is encased in an ornate gold and glass container commissioned by Napoleon and is only brought out on Fridays during Lent and on Good Friday.
While the authenticity of the relic has not been certified, historians have dated it back to Jesus’ crucifixion.
The relic originally came from Jerusalem and was carefully placed in the nearby Sainte-Chappelle, a chapel built in the 13th century specifically for the crown.
People on social media reacted to this miracle.
It’s really a miracle!🙏🏻 It seems to me It was arson in such a significant holiday season for all Christians
— Oleg Dimov (@OlegDimov) April 15, 2019
— Emily (@elcfarmgirl) April 15, 2019
Of course the cross is still standing.
— Stacie Higgins (@thestaceofspade) April 15, 2019
A miracle ❤️🙏🏻
— Roblar Dalt (@dawn9061) April 15, 2019