The Holy Grail…the Cup of Blessing…the Chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper. Was it preserved? By whom? And what happened to it?
Speculation surrounding the whereabouts of chalice – and what significance and powers may be associated with it – has continued for two millennia, surpassing that of perhaps any other religious relic known to man. It has been the inspiration for numerous quests, poems, books, songs, operas and at least one major Hollywood film.
There is significant evidence that Joseph of Arimathea – a person introduced in the Bible but developed into a towering figure through other historical and literary sources – took possession of the cup and was the first of many “Grail-watchers.” There is strong evidence that he brought it to the England where it became a anchor for the growth of Christianity and Celtic mysticism that developed over many generations in the green isles of Great Britain – and that later helped spread the Gospel throughout the world. The legends of King Arthur, his knights and the mysterious Isle of Avalon are deeply interwoven with Grail lore. And then there is the wonderment associated with the Holy Thorn trees in Glastonbury. Everywhere one turns mystery, awe and even miracles shine like rays of light from the simple cup that helped launch and then model the Atonement as well as the Holy Meal (the Eucharist) that serves as the transcendent sacrament for Christian’s everywhere.
Can we separate fact from fiction, history from legend and truth from tradition? Does the Grail still exist and has it been found? This fascinating documentary explores the possibilities; offers some surprising evidence; and arrives at a startling conclusion.
But whatever the temporal truth concerning this awesome relic might be, one thing we can know for certain: it points to an eternal and transcendent TRUTH. For wherever the cup and the bread is sanctified by prayer and taken in faith – the love, grace and miraculous saving and healing power of Christ and His sacrifice are both remembered and realized. That which is eternal is brought into our now.
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Running Time: 53 minutes (c) 2014 American Portrait Films