imageThe Little Falls Times, the local paper for the village of Herkimer that sits along Interstate 90 halfway between Schenectady and Syracuse, reports that the Dolgeville Rotary Club has organized a special program  for the annual Dolgeville Central School Alumni Reunion. As part of that program L. David Pye, a member of the class of 1955, will talk about the shroud:

The Shroud of Turin is believed by millions to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. The cloth contains a full body image fully coincident with the known history of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. Pye’s interest in this archeological artifact evolved while he was a visiting professor at the University of Parma, Italy, which happened to coincide with the showing of the Shroud in 2010 in nearby Turin. He had previously been contacted by a major television network about the Shroud and the possible use of glass to create the image on the cloth by exposure to sunlight. His presentation will explore the mysteries and controversies surrounding the Shroud.

Pye is dean and professor of glass science, emeritus, at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and is an honored teacher, scholar and researcher. A resident of Spruce Lake in the town of Salisbury, he presently serves as the founding editor of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science and is an aspiring stained glass artist.

Hmm: “use of glass to create the image on the cloth by exposure to sunlight.” Remember the Shadow Shroud back in 2005? 

Did I mention that there will be an ice cream social after the program.