Valencia, Spain, Aug 24, 2021 / 19:19 pm
The Archdiocese of Valencia conserves the relic of the Holy Chalice, believed to be that used by Christ at the Last Supper. Every five years a Jubilee Year of the Holy Chalice is celebrated to promote Eucharistic adoration.
The theme for this Jubilee Year, which began in October 2020 and will conclude in October 2021, is "the intimate relationship between the Passion of Christ and the Eucharist.”
The chalice is an agate cup, mounted on a gold base with precious stones. The cup has been dated to the first century at the latest, while the base is medieval.
It is believed that the chalice was brought to Rome by St. Peter, and was then sent to Spain by St. Lawrence, who was himself from Valencia, during the persecution of Valerian.