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  • Turin Shroud to be Displayed Via Livestream on Holy Saturday Amid Pandemic

    04/06/2020 6:32:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Turin, Italy, Apr 6, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Catholics around the world will be invited to pray virtually before the Turin Shroud on Holy Saturday as the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Church officials have said. The Shroud, which bears the image of a crucified man and has been venerated for centuries as Christ’s burial cloth, will be displayed via livestream at 5pm local time April 11. Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia will preside over a liturgy from the chapel of Turin cathedral where the Shroud is kept in a climate-controlled vault. It will be broadcast live on television...
  • What factors point to the Turin Shroud being a fake?

    03/15/2020 1:20:58 PM PDT · by annalex · 77 replies
    Quora ^ | March 7, 2020 | Jenny Hawkins
    CONCLUSIONS From its first recorded exhibition in France in 1357, this cloth has been the object of mass veneration on the one hand, and scorn on the other. Appearing as it did in an age of unparalleled relic-mongering and forgery and, if genuine, lacking documentation of its whereabouts for 1,300 years, the Shroud would certainly have long ago been consigned to the ranks of spurious relics (along with several other shrouds with similar claims) were it not for the extraordinary image it bears. The Shroud of Turin has a double image—that is, a superficial discoloration on the front surface of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] LATEST ON SHROUD OF TURIN: Science Finally Catches Up with Faith

    04/06/2019 5:34:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 5, 2019 | G. Maresca
    LATEST ON SHROUD OF TURIN: Science Finally Catches Up with Faith It is the most intriguing and unique relic of its kind and the longstanding irony is – there are legions of professed Christians who have no idea what it is, or that it even exists. The Shroud of Turin is revered as the sacred burial cloth of Jesus Christ and is arguably the most important archaeological artifact ever found. The image on the cloth is like a photographic negative exposed to light that is a detailed portrait of a crucified man. The historical specifics include the multitude of...
  • The Shroud Of Turin Is Not Jesus' Burial Cloths

    07/17/2018 1:36:35 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 62 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 2, 2015 | Kermit Zarley
    Tonight, CNN presented a one hour television documentary special entitled “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery.” I thought this title was inappropriate because the entire episode was about whether or not the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. Thus, the title should have had “Shroud of Turin” in it or the like. CNN did some advertising of this special, so I think they were a bit deceptive about whole thing. They interviewed some scholars, including Ben Witherington III who is a friend of mine. I am always surprised by the attention given the Shroud of Turin by many...
  • Bloodstains on Shroud of Turin are probably fake, experts say

    07/16/2018 12:19:27 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/15/18 | Christopher Carbone
    The Shroud of Turin, which has been revered by some Christians as the burial cloth of Jesus, could be a fake, according to a new forensic investigation. The investigation into the bloodstain pattern on the cloth was reported Tuesday in the Journal of Forensic Sciences and is apparently the first such analysis of the controversial shroud. Held in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, the shroud shows the image of a crucified man and has been analyzed and scrutinized for many, many years. The Vatican regards it as an icon, rather than a religious relic—and the...
  • The Shroud of Turin

    06/16/2016 12:46:14 AM PDT · by OrthodoxIndianCatholic · 6 replies
    The Mystery of Holy Saturday Its Spiritual Significance Introduction : One could say that the "Shroud" is the Icon of this mystery, the Icon of Holy Saturday. Indeed, it is a winding - sheet that was wrapped round the body of a man who was crucified, corresponding in every way to what the Gospels tell us of Jesus Christ who was crucified at about noon, died at about 3.00 in the afternoon. At nightfall, since it was "Parasceve" that is the eve of Holy Saturday, Joseph of Arimathea, a rich and authoritative member of the Sanhedrin, courageously asked Pontius Pilate...
  • How One Skeptical Scientist Came to Believe the Shroud of Turin

    12/20/2015 2:34:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 84 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/19/15 | Ann Schneible
    Rome, Italy, Dec 19, 2015 / 03:39 pm (CNA).- The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people: some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the evidence has led him to see it as a meeting point between science and faith. "The Shroud challenges (many people's core beliefs) because there's a strong implication that there is something beyond the basic science going on here," Barrie Schwortz, one of the leading scientific experts on the Shroud of Turin, told CNA. Admitting that he did not know...
  • Holy Tunic of Argenteuil, Seamless Garment, To Be Displayed in 2016

    10/12/2015 1:16:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 102 replies
    Aletelia ^ | October 12, 2015 | ELIZABETH SCALIA
    In honor of the Year of Mercy decreed by Pope Francis — which begins on December 8, 2015 — Stanislas LaLanne, Bishop of Pontoise and “Guardian of the Holy Tunic” has announced that the Holy Tunic of Argenteuil – purported to be the seamless garment worn by Christ on Calvary – will be exhibited to the public for a very brief time: from March 25 to April 10, 2016.This tunic was originally documented as being seamless and of-a-piece, fitting the description found in the Gospel according to John (Jn 19:23-24):“When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes...
  • Shroud of Turin goes on public display

    04/19/2015 1:04:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    cns ^ | April 19, 2015 | Carol Glatz
    The Shroud of Turin unveiled yesterday for the media. Now on public display, (CNS/Paul Haring) TURIN, Italy — A thin white cloth draped over the glass–covered Shroud of Turin was pulled down and billowed to the floor, marking the official opening of the venerated icon’s exposition to the public.​The unveiling came during a Mass held in the city’s cathedral of St. John the Baptist today in the presence of a small group of dignitaries, religious and lay faithful. ​“We have put ourselves in the wake of generations of pilgrims” who come to contemplate the shroud and “it will do us good to feel like we are drops in the river that has run through the centuries of a humanity...
  • Turin Shroud Was Made For Medieval Easter Ritual, Historian Says

    10/23/2014 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 23, 2014 | Charlotte Higgins
    Turin Shroud Was Made For Medieval Easter Ritual, Historian Says Charles Freeman believes relic venerated as Jesus Christ’s burial cloth dates from 14th century and was used as a prop Charlotte Higgins 23 October 2014. The Turin shroud, revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, dates from the middle ages, historian says. Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP When it is exhibited next year in Turin, for the first time in five years, 2 million people are expected to pour into the city to venerate a four-metre length of woven cloth as the shroud in which Jesus Christ was wrapped after...
  • Second Face on the Shroud of Turin

    04/13/2004 2:52:34 PM PDT · by shroudie · 206 replies · 1,001+ views
    Institute of Physics ^ | April 13, 2004 | Giulio Fanti and Roberto Maggiolo
    The most definitive evidence yet that the Shroud of Turin is not a medieval fake-relic. This is big stuff, published on a highly respected scientific organizations website, the Institute of Physics, a 37,000 member organization of physicists. Their journal is an ethical journal of peer-reviewed scientific studies. The Washington Times, BBC, the Observer, the Telegraph of London, ABC Australia, the Chicago Sun-Times and several outlets have picked up the story in the last few hours. In my opinion it reinforces the already clear proof that the carbon 14 testing in 1988 was completely erroneous. It clearly eliminates the polemics of...
  • Researcher says she found text on Shroud of Turin

    11/20/2009 6:04:03 AM PST · by NYer · 92 replies · 2,704+ views
    AP ^ | November 20, 2009
    ROME — A Vatican researcher claims she has found a nearly invisible text on the Shroud of Turin and says the discovery proves the authenticity of the artifact revered as Jesus' burial cloth.The claim made in a new book by historian Barbara Frale drew immediate skepticism from some scientists, who maintain the shroud is a medieval forgery.Frale, a researcher at the Vatican archives, says the faint writing emerged through computer analysis of photos of the shroud, which is not normally accessible for study.Frale says the jumble of Greek, Latin and Aramaic includes the words "Jesus Nazarene" and mentions he was...
  • Death certificate is imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican scholar (more info)

    11/20/2009 12:00:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 108 replies · 3,295+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/20/2009 | Richard Owen
    A Vatican scholar claims to have deciphered the "death certificate" imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, or Holy Shroud, a linen cloth revered by Christians and held by many to bear the image of the crucified Jesus. Dr Barbara Frale, a researcher in the Vatican secret archives, said "I think I have managed to read the burial certificate of Jesus the Nazarene, or Jesus of Nazareth." She said that she had reconstructed it from fragments of Greek, Hebrew and Latin writing imprinted on the cloth together with the image of the crucified man. The shroud, which is kept in the...
  • Does Hidden Text Prove Shroud of Turin Real?

    11/22/2009 2:29:32 PM PST · by TaraP · 24 replies · 1,626+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 20th, 2009
    ROME — A Vatican researcher has rekindled the age-old debate over the Shroud of Turin, saying that faint writing on the linen proves it was the burial cloth of Jesus. Experts say the historian may be reading too much into the markings, and they stand by carbon-dating that points to the shroud being a medieval forgery. Barbara Frale, a researcher at the Vatican archives, says in a new book that she used computer-enhanced images of the shroud to decipher faintly written words in Greek, Latin and Aramaic scattered across the cloth. She asserts that the words include the name "(J)esu(s)...