A paper by Fr. Kim Dreisbach archived in this blogspace was moved from one directory to another and thus links to it were broken. Barrie Schwortz tipped me off. It was good to be reminded about the paper:
“LAZARUS” & JESUS: HOW THE FOURTH GOSPEL CLEVERLY REVEALS THE SURVIVAL AND SIGNIFICANCE OF BOTH THE SHROUD (SINDON) AND THE OVIEDO CLOTH (aka THE SOUDARION) WHILE “SECRETLY” MAINTAINING THEIR RESPECTIVE MESSAGES.
A Comparison of Jesus’ burial shroud in John 20:7 (i.e. one among the othonia) & 12 testifying to His Resurrection and the face cloth of “Lazarus” (soudarion aka the Oviedo
Cloth ) in John 11 – a didactic narrative in which the latter serves as a “spy clue”
guaranteeing their own resurrection to members of the primitive Church.
by The Rev. Albert R. Dreisbach, jr.
Do read the paper. It contains gems like this:
Mozarabic Rite (6th century, Spain)
If one continues to wonder if Peter actually saw “images” on the Shroud, a confirmatory “Spy-clue” indicating same may well appear in the preface (i.e. illatio) of the Mozarabic rite for the Saturday after Easter:
“Peter ran with John to the tomb and saw the recent imprints (vestigia) of the dead and risen man on the linens. [Emphasis added.]
Pietro Savio translates vestigia as “imprints”, while Guscin indicates:
The first meaning can be quickly dismissed as totally inappropriate in the context, which leaves us with some kind of mark or sign of Christ, something clearly related to his death and resurrection. This would seem to suggest that Peter and John saw the blood (death) and the body image (resurrection). There is very little else that could be seen on the burial cloths.
As important as this definition may be, it would seem that “the” real key words for correctly deciphering this passage are the dead and risen man on the linens.