Miami Symphony Orchestra / Gusman Center for the Performing Arts / The Shroud of Turin: 2000 Years of Passion! (World Premiere)
May 1st at 8:00 PM (Box Office and Ticketmaster)
Miami Symphony Orchestra
This program, "Death & Resurrection," is an artistic alliance with Master Chorale of South Florida.
- Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
- Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
- The Shroud of Turin: 2000 Years of Passion! (world premiere) – commissioned by MISO
Great Opera Arias
A fast-rising star on the international opera scene, Cuban-American soprano Eglise Gutiérrez is blazing her way across the operatic stages of Europe and America with her committed embodiments of the bel canto coloratura heroines.
Proclaimed “Artist of the Year 2009” at Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival, in 2010 Ms. Gutiérrez recreated her signature performance in the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Florida Grand Opera and made her debut in this role at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Lorna Salzman, environmental writer and all-around shameless agitator, Suffolk County Green Party congressional candidate in 2002 and in 2004 and seeker of the U. S. Green Party presidential nomination, making no sense that I can see:
What has been smudged over here is the difficulty of replacing the present model of greed, accumulation and exploitation (of resources, markets, and people) with a model in which people readily accept, without coercion, a reduction in consumption, profits and economic expansion. . . . which most environmentalists, ecologists and bioregionalists have been promoting since Earth Day 1970, without success . . .
Without success? Maybe people DO NOT readily accept. Whoda thunk?
Foster (and Hedges) [that would be the University of Oregon Sociology Professor John Bellamy Foster and popular journalist Chris Hedges] presents, regrettably, the notion that ONLY socialism can be the vehicle for achieving this model. . . .
. . . The height of Foster’s blind fealty to an absurd ideology is when he says that only socialism can bring together the ecological awareness with a class consciousness. Again, this notion that a class consciousness must be the foundation for a revolution hits us like a wet dirty mop. Will we never be rid of this antiquated, moth-eaten shroud with the image of 19th century Marx, a shroud that is as credible as the Shroud of Turin?
I find it remarkable but depressing that an informed academic like Foster and a world-travelling journalist like Hedges have not been able in this day and age to entertain even a shred of doubt about socialism. They remain devout worshippers at this shrine, no less deluded than the worshippers at churches, mosques and synagogues who unquestioningly accept the faith and doctrines of their ancestors. The secular faith of socialism seems as unshakeable as organized religion. But it deserves no more public credulity.
Who is left to agree? It was the Shroud of Turin that caught my attention. It was the insanity of the essay that made me want to make you, the reader, suffer along. I have friends that tell me that environmentalism run amok is like a religion. You know, they might be right. Fundamentalism of another sort, as well.
Suffer more: WriteNow: Snickersnee: Marx’s Ecology: An Oxymoron
The subtitle reads, “Did anyone ever tell you not to question God? Don’t comply. Question. Stew. Rant. Rave. Talk. Whisper. Yell. But, never, never walk away before God responds. And God will respond. Are you ready?”
The posting reads, in part:
Lord, what have we done with Your name? What have I done with Your name? Jesus. Do I use it as one of those words to sigh when I’m frustrated? I hope not. But, does it bring with it all it should bring with it when it comes to mind?
Jesus. What should it bring to mind? Whom should it bring to mind?
Is it Robert Powell I picture? The actor who played You in Jesus of Nazareth? Is it the image someone painted from the Shroud of Turin? Or, is it Raphael’s painting I love so much?
Great posting. This is a blog to watch. Dear God, this is Kelley: Face to face
Does anything in the following paragraph bother you? Does everything?
Carl Jung, a Freemason and Illuminati, said: "When Pope John Paul II died, he was greatly mourned by dignitaries worldwide, but also by the world of demonic entities." A huge UFO hovered over the Vatican as he lay in state; it was widely reported in the "mainstream" news. The Vatican is a veritable hotbed of such activity, which should come as no surprise, since the Roman Catholic Church was borne directly out of the Luciferian pagan religions, covering itself with a mere cloak of Christianity down through history, and will be the major player in ushering in the final apostate world religion.
Well, for starters:
- Carl Jung did belong to a Masonic lodge. He or his ancestors may have belonged (it is disputed) to a small secret intellectual group of people known as the Bavarian Illuminati. This should probably not be confused with, to quote Wikipedia, “a purported conspiratorial organization which acts as a shadowy "power behind the throne", allegedly controlling world affairs through present day governments and corporations.”
- In searching the Internet I was not able to find the quote by Jung, not even anything similar. I would like to know the source.
- Really? The mainstream news widely reported that a huge UFO hovered over the Vatican? Who besides Romanian TV?
- Huh? “the Roman Catholic Church was borne directly out of the Luciferian pagan religions, covering itself with a mere cloak of Christianity down through history” ?
Need we go on with this junk blogging?
- How did I find this crap? I came across a blog posting from yesterday entitled, “Singularity Found In The Shroud of Turin.” It pointed to a essay with the same title by Carole Massey Reyner published on her blog about a year ago. It somewhat seemed like a reasonable essay. There were things I disagreed with. And there were glaring mistakes.
- The very first two sentences were wrong.She had written, “In 1997 NASA analyzed a 2-dimensional photo of a 2-dimensional artifact, the Shroud of Turin. From ‘somewhere’ there emerged 3-dimensional information – something impossible, according to quantum physicists.”
- That is not true. NASA did not examine the shroud in 1997. In 1976, John Jackson and others at the Air Force Academy examined the shroud with the VP8 Image Analyzer, a device that had been built for use by NASA and other agencies. For the real scoop read an article, “How Image Enhancement May Explain Past Events,” reprinted from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s house magazine, "JPL Universe," dated July 5, 1977. (Now on NASA’a website).
- The claim that “3-dimensional information – something impossible, according to quantum physicists,” emerged, is wrong. Anyone with a home computer can reproduce this phenomenon and quantum physics has nothing to do with it. It is amazing, true. As far as anyone knows, no ordinary photograph or painting can be used to produce the same sort of 3D information. A discussion, towards the end of the essay, about the image being a hologram is certainly a misunderstanding of these 3D properties of the image.
- Before I posted anything about the article and giving you a change to read it, I came across a link on the same page to UFO DECEPTION SERIES (all caps). It was by the same author. That is where I came across the paragraph at the top of this blog posting.
- Do these people with their fringe theories just make up crap as they go.
As Brooklyn Street Art is reporting:
This month Italy commemorates 150 years of unification. In March 1861 Turin became the first capital of Italy after the political and social movement known as il Risorgimento brought together most of the city-states from the Italian Peninsula. Rome was not part of this unification as it was still controlled by the Pope as part of the Papal States. In 1871 Rome became the third and last capital city of Italy.
To mark this occasion Italian artist Angel Cruciani has been busy stenciling numerous cities across Italy with a stylized and nationalistic portrait of Jesus, essentially unifying Church and State. Taking it’s cue from narrow facial lines in The Shroud of Turin, the stencil campaign brings the “Jesus Street” project all over Italy’s plazas and main streets.
More pictures: Jesus Waves Italy’s Flag in Turin : Brooklyn Street Art
John Chen has done some great, new 3D modeling of the Shroud of Turin face. On his blog, he wrote:
The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot cloth in which many believe Jesus Christ was buried. I watched an interesting doco on SBS tonight about the shroud and how scientists tried to disproof this relic. This inspired me to do a little investigation myself, as the photo that was taken during the examination reminded me of a depth map, used in 3D CGI to generate displacements on an object.
Of course, read his Blog « Visual FX | Animation | 3D – VFXForge.com. And while there, check out some of his other 3D modeling work.
This is an image from his blog based on the shroud face:
What I found interesting was not who this person was, but how the image was transferred onto the cloth in the first place 2000+ years ago?? or as cabron dating suggest 1200 – 1300
We’ll have to get John up to speed on the carbon dating issues.
The news that Christianity would soon die away in many places was all over the Internet recently, particularly on Atheist blogs that were glowing in the light of fallacious happiness. Peter Kirk over at Gentle Wisdom has put the story in perspective:
The BBC has a provocative link on its website “Physics predicts end of religion”. I think even they have realised how stupid that claim is, for the article at the end of the link seems to have been renamed, less controversially, Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says. Well, at least the BBC is accurate there: that claim is being made, in a study “reported at the American Physical Society meeting”.
In all of the nine nations in the study:
Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland
the main religion is Christianity. So the claim is essentially that the church will become extinct in these nations. And most of these nations are similar enough to the UK that any results could probably be extrapolated here – although probably not to the USA where the religious scene is very different.
Read the full article. It is worth your time and reflection: Physics can say nothing about the end of religion – Gentle Wisdom
With my gaze turned to the Shroud, I would like to extend a cordial greeting to you all, the faithful of the Church of Turin. I greet the pilgrims who have come from every part of the world at the time of this public exposition to look at one of the most unsettling signs of the Redeemer’s suffering love.
Full text: The Holy See – Vatican web site
The Shroud – an ancient imprint on linen cloth believed to be the face of Christ, fascinating Christians and men for centuries. Its rich religious and cultural history has sparked inspiration in Robert Cariola as well.
Behold SHROUD: art images, a showcase of the superb outcomes of that inspiration.
Comprised of Roberts images and passages from the Bible, Robert has put together a collection depicting the face of Jesus Christ and the Shroud of Turin.
As far as I know, this book has never been reviewed. Has anyone seen the book? At $71.99 for a paperback version and $81.99 for the hardcover version, it is too expensive to buy sight unseen. I will contact the author. You may visit his blog at www.RobertCariola.com » Blog Archive » SHROUD:art images
Mouse read about this story a week or so ago, but now that the BBC have hit upon the story, it seems to have gone global. The news is that 70 small lead tablets, bound together with wire, have been found and appear to be texts dating from the time of Jesus.
Just so Mouse’s views are clear early on, he is pretty skeptical about their authenticity.
It would be a bit difficult to doctor the Shroud of Turin at this point, or for that matter to inscribe it with anything ever, but the mouse’s point is nonetheless valid when he writes:
As for the tantalising quote asking ‘what are they a forgery of’, Mouse can only point out that one could apply that logic to any number of relics, from the Turin Shroud on. The trick is often actually to take an artefact from the era and add an inscription which turns it into a Biblical artefact. Since it is virtually impossible to tell when an engraving is made, it is very hard to tell whether it is genuine or not.
This was so despite the fact that the reigning house of the new Kingdom of Italy, the House of Savoy (one of the oldest royal houses in Europe) had a long history of devotion to the Church (and was – until King Umberto II’s death in 1983 – the owner of the holy relic, the Shroud of Turin). The bad blood between Italy and the Holy See would only escalate, of course, after Italy’s conquest of Rome from the Pope in 1870, reducing the Pope-King to a "Prisoner of the Vatican."
ZENIT has a new story on the Manoppello image by Genevieve Pollock:
MANOPPELLO, Italy, MARCH 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- A veil in Manoppello, kept secret for centuries and only recently reemerging, illustrates Christ’s resurrection in a way that will change the world, says Paul Badde.
Badde, author of "The Face of God: The Rediscovery of the True Face of Jesus" (Ignatius Press), explained to ZENIT how this veil features "uncountable" images of the Risen Christ.
The journalist and historian, and editor for the German newspaper "Die Welt," noted that the veil also illustrates much of what Benedict XVI wrote about in his newest book, "Jesus of Nazareth Part II: Holy Week — From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection" (Ignatius Press).
In fact, the Pope visited the shrine at Manoppello as one of the first trips of his pontificate, reflecting his decades-long interest in the meditation on the face of God, the author noted.
In this interview with ZENIT, Badde explained some of the conclusions of his research on this veil, and why he thinks it is bound to change the world.
ZENIT: Some have referred to the Veil of Manoppello as belonging to Veronica, and having the image of Jesus’ face from before the Crucifixion. Your investigation, however, led you to a different conclusion. Could you clarify what this veil is?
Badde: This veil has had many names in the last 2000 years — maintaining only its unique character in the same time.
It is, in fact, "the napkin" or "handkerchief" (in Greek: soudarion), to which St. John the Evangelist is referring in his report of the discovery of the empty tomb by St. Peter and himself, that they saw "apart" from the cloths (including the shroud of Joseph from Arimathea) in which Jesus had been buried.
Or it is not the napkin, rather the Sudarium in Oviedo is. I’m not convinced. This will be debated for many years to come. See: ZENIT – Secret Veil Illustrates Christ’s Resurrection
The website is called Above Top Secret. It is, so the site says, "the Internet’s largest and most popular discussion board community dedicated to the intelligent exchange of ideas and debate on a wide range of ‘alternative topics’ such as conspiracies, UFO’s, paranormal, secret societies, political scandals, new world order, terrorism, and dozens of related topics with a diverse mix of users from all over the world.”
Yes, I’m sure. “With 217,918 members generating 10,465,452 posts . . . that cover 649,759 topics in 162 different discussion forums, you could say ‘the truth is in here,’” the site reports. “678 members creating 52,897 new posts during the past seven days.”
Mostly, 678 people with too much time on their hands, documenting and debating fringe theories that have little or no basis, whatsoever. Among all of these, Vincent Ruello (Vinny Pop), has emerged to reveal his new methods for finding images of loose toes and toenails, presumably belonging to the man of the shroud. (Vinny and his so-called “science” has been discussed previously on this forum and in Wikipedia Talks).
The method seems to be to re-photograph over and over using a handheld video camera held at different angles. This, according to Vinny, will decode and reveal new images, convert some images to xrays and generate 3D images. Actually it creates a lot of visual and shaky noise that can be interpreted as just about anything you want to see.
It is most regrettable that this is getting so much attention on YouTube, Wikipedia, in the press and now in ATS. Legitimate shroud science is being ridiculed because some people equate it with this craziness.
Thankyou for your interest in my research. Am saddened that I was not able to find at this stage a scientist or organisation to verify my work so now I will reveal the process as best as possible because I have faith this is now the right thing to do. The first part of the process is the correct negative to use. Secondo Pia’s was to grainy and the 1979/1988 were to high resolution. Use Guiseppe Enrie’s 1931 image. Click on link to my youtube page it’s called The Key. To see my discoveries search youtube Vincenzo Ruello or click on channel name in link below vinnypop to enter my channel thankyou
In these columns I have often remarked that religion-clause jurisprudence is characterized by contortions that would be the envy of Houdini. But nothing in American jurisprudence is as contorted in its reasoning as a recent decision (Lautsi and Others v. Italy, March 18) by the European Court of Human Rights.
The question at issue was whether an Italian law requiring the placing of crucifixes in public classrooms violates a clause of the European Convention On Human Rights that recognizes “the right of parents to ensure … education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.” Reversing the judgment of a lower chamber, the Grand Chamber by a vote of 15-2 answered no, it doesn’t.
Read the full column: Religious Symbol or Cultural Symbol? – NYTimes.com
B&B, a regular reader of this blog, writes: “Here is a fourteenth century Epitapios from the Byzantine Museum in Thessaloniki. The herringbone pattern is not as good. Nor is it limited to just the burial shroud. It is best to the left of the front most woman’s halo.”
The implications are significant. Look very carefully at the weave pattern on the burial shroud pictured (two photographs) and the enlarged section showing the cloth below the shoulder. In the meantime I’m trying to find out more about this. And I’m trying to find a higher definition image.
Section beneath shoulder showing herringbone:
MUST SEE: In two minutes and eleven seconds.
I’m not an admirer of [Archbishop of Canterbury] Rowan Williams as a prose stylist, but just for fun I tried to read the passage held up for ridicule by Terry Sanderson [president of U.K.’s National Secular Society]. It seems to make sense. Theology, says Rowan, is not the study of God, who can’t be pinned down for study ("his word is not bound"). It’s not even the study of what God has done. Instead theology is language to make us aware what a huge task that study would be, because the awareness of that immensity is the beginning of the work and study of some small details is as far as we can ever get into it. This, he says, is also the method of St John’s gospel.
That seems perfectly comprehensible, whether or not it is true. It also implies something important about the distinction between theology and science: the purpose of scientific investigation is to produce reliable third-party knowledge which would be true even if there were no one to know it. But the purpose of Christian theology is to change the theologians. The knowledge it results in would then be inward, personable, and as incommunicable as any other aspect of experience.
And thus, if Rowan++ (Cantaur) is right, and I think he is, the Shroud of Turin can never be fully acceptable to science, authenticity-wise or otherwise, unless we choose to ignore its meaning.
Pope Benedict XVI recently caused a minor stir by referring to the Shroud as a relic in his newest book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection. He wrote:
Equally important is the indication that Joseph bought a linen cloth in which he wrapped the corpse. Whereas the Synoptics speak simply of a linen sheet in the singular, John uses the plural "linen cloths" (cf: 19:40) in keeping with Jewish burial customs–the Resurrection account will return to this matter in greater detail. The question of matching this description to the Turin Shroud need not detain us here; in any case, the shape of that relic can in principle be harmonized with both accounts." (Emphasis mine)
Previously, he had used the term icon. Icon is less sure, bound up in interpretation and not in authenticity. Icon can mean a painting or work of art. Had the pope become more sure? Was that why he used the word relic? Was this, in a sense, a promotion in terminology?
I rather hope not. I hope he meant relic in a scientific sense and icon in theological sense. It can be both. Calling the Shroud a relic is comforting to those who believe it is authentic or want it to be. But does that really mean anything, theologically? If Rowan is right, then no; not as I see it. If the pope meant two things, then I agree with him.
FOR more than 200 years Stonyhurst College has cared for its most precious artefact — a thorn said to be from the crown forced onto Christ’s head at his crucifixion.
Now it is being loaned to the British Museum for a new exhibition for thousands of visitors to enjoy.
The Crown Of Thorns is said to have been seized from Constantinople, the imperial capital of the Roman Empire, in the Fourth Crusade and was later sold to King Louis IX of France whilst he was in Venice.
. . . Jan Graffius, curator at the Stonyhurst, said: “It is an incredible object and we are really delighted that it will form part of the British Museum exhibition. . . .
A story in the Daily Mail adds a short article on the Shroud of Turin. That is to be expected. Also, as is the case in such stories, the comments are filled criticisms, not of just the relic’s possible authenticity, but of Christianity and all religion. This, too, is to be expected in mainstream media on the Internet.
He also notes:
When it comes to the Shroud of Turin, you must remember that 73% percent of all facts, including this one, are made up 92% of the time by only 2% of all shroud researchers.