Skip to comments.Shroud of Turin to be shown on Holy Saturday telecast
Posted on 03/06/2013 6:36:46 AM PST by NYer
Before his resignation took effect on February 28, Pope Benedict XVI authorized a television broadcast that will display the Shroud of Turin.
On Holy Saturday, March 31, Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia will lead a liturgical ceremony that will include a public display of the Shroud. The ceremony will be telecast and made available worldwide.
The last broadcast images of the Shroud were carried by the Italian RAI network in 1973. The last public display of the Shroud was in May 2010. Pope Benedict was among the 2 million people who came to venerate the Shroud during that exposition.
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*. Catholics do not worship the Shroud of Turin!
* Catholics do not venerate the Shroud of Turin!
*. Catholics do not "need" the Shroud to be saved.
I’m not Catholic, just a Christian in the American Restoration tradition, and I am FASCINATED by this. I will be watching.
It is fascinating! One of the most scientifically comprehensive web sites on the shroud is Shroud Story. You may want to visit the site ahead of time as there is a wealth of data on the burial cloth.
It’s not a Burial Cloth. It’s an early Optics experiment of Di Vinci’s that ended up being a joke on us all.
How nice for you to have all the answers. I am overawed.
how nice for you to have all the answers. And yes, this is being sarcastic.
Go to this link and be amazed. This church is a place of pilgrimage for those who seek Christian artifacts. It is little known to tourists and was almost empty when I visited in 2010. There is a full-sized backlit replica of the Shroud on display, you can stand within a few feet of it. It is staggering. The church itself was built in 400 AD to house artifacts acquired by St. Helen and brought to Rome in 348 AD.
Also in this church are these purported artifacts:
Two thorns from the Crown
A nail from the True Cross
Wood from the True Cross
Wood from the Cross of the Good Thief
Half of the inscription board from the head of the True Cross (found hidden in a wall in this church in 1492, and the best artifact of all once you read the backstory).
Belief is up to the beholder, I make no claims. Let’s just say this church is well worth the visit if you get to Rome.
Another Rome favorite is the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, which displays the chains that held St. Peter before he was martyred, and Michelangelo’s Moses, a massive and impressive sculpture that to me rivals the David.
I was able to visit San Pietro in Vincoli and saw the two sets of chains that merged into one. Michelangelo's Moses is a masterpiece. When he completed the work, he hit it with a hammer and said: "Speak to me!" Were you able to visit the Sistine Chapel to see his frescoes? What about Florence? The David is so realistic that you can practically see the blood coursing through his veins.