Tuesday, October 06, 2009
More debate over the Shroud of Turin
The Russian Church has issued a brief statement on recent claims that the Shroud of Turin is a forgery. FWIW I do not know or particularly care whether the Shroud is the original or not. If it's not the original then it is in a sense an icon not unlike what we Orthodox venerate in the form of the Icon Not Made by Hands. It is almost impossible to imagine someone in the medieval period who could create such a work. But in either which case I would call it an object of supernatural sanctity much worthy of veneration.