The word "chapel", is derived from a relic of Saint Martin of Tours: traditional stories about Martin relate that while he was still a soldier, he cut his military cloak in half to give part to a beggar in need. The other half he wore over his shoulders as a "small cape" ( latin capella). The beggar, the stories claim, was Christ in disguise, and Martin experienced a conversion of heart, becoming first a monk, then abbot, then bishop. This cape came into the possession of the Frankish kings, and they kept the relic with them as they did battle. The tent which kept the cape was called the capella and the priests who said daily Mass in the tent were known as the capellani.
From these words, via Old French, we get the names "chapel" and "chaplain".
Although chapels frequently refer to Christian places of worship, nowadays chapel is also often the term used by independent or nonconformists denominations for their places of worship. Usually small, those who like to use chapels may find it peaceful and relaxing to be away from the stress of life, without other people moving around them.
Located in the village of Martinzes, parish of Amêndoa, municipality of Mação, has as its patron Saint Anthony.
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