Wednesday, October 07, 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.

1 comment:

The young fogey said...

That's what I've said all along: it is at least a mediæval miracle; a forger wouldn't have known how to make it and get the details right.