A full-size copy of the world-famous Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, is coming to St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich later this month. Keith Morris reports.
The special educational exhibition features life-sized photographic replicas of the Shroud. They make up a visual aid to tell the story of Christ’s crucifixion from his trial on Good Friday to the empty tomb on Easter Sunday.
Cathedral education officer, Jo Anderton, said: “The exhibition should help the visitor understand the nature of the Passion of Christ and the story of Easter. The Shroud of Turin also offers a mystery story that ties together many different disciplines – religion, science, art, archaeology and history and yet even in the 21st century there are no answers to the question ‘How was the image formed?’
“The actual Shroud was on show in 2010 in Turin and is not scheduled to be exhibited again until 2025, therefore this is a remarkable opportunity to see something which still causes worldwide debate, irrespective of faith.”
Note, this is the Roman Catholic cathedral. Norwich also has an Anglican cathedral. The exhibition will be open from Tuesday February 28 to Saturday March 3 and again from Monday March 5 to Saturday March 10, between the hours of 11am and 4pm except during services.
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