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Church says relic of saint stolen

A box said to contain a 2,000-year-old relic of St. Andrew was stolen from the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell. A box said to contain a 2,000-year-old relic of St. Andrew was stolen from the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / August 9, 2008

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LOWELL - When the Rev. Demetri Costarakis returned to church last Monday afternoon, he was immediately drawn to the front of the chapel. Something was different, wrong, out of place. The garments that usually sit atop a small, gold-plated chalice were on a shelf. The chalice was gone. Then Costarakis's heart sank. (Full article: 421 words)

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