Shroud of Turin Photo Exhibit St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Chicago

imageAccording to the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association:

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, with the full blessing of Bishop Richard Stephen, will be hosting the ninth authentic, and Vatican authorized, photographic copy of the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud will be available for veneration starting on October 1st, 2011, on the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God , celebrating with Vespers in Ukrainian & English at 6:00pm.

The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. It is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy. The image on the shroud is commonly associated with Jesus Christ, his crucifixion and burial. The image on the shroud is much clearer in black-and-white negative than in its natural sepia color. The negative image was first observed in 1898, on the reverse photographic plate of amateur photographer Secondo Pia, who was allowed to photograph it while it was being exhibited in the Turin Cathedral.

A fire, possibly caused by arson, threatened the shroud on 11 April 1997. In 2002, the Holy See had the shroud restored. The cloth backing and thirty patches were removed, making it possible to photograph and scan the reverse side of the cloth, which had been hidden from view. A ghostly part-image of the body was found on the back of the shroud in 2004.

The actual shroud itself – not the photographic image that will on display in Chicago – has been on display only five times in the past century. When it last went on display in 2000, more than three million people saw it. Many more are expected to see it when it next goes on display in 2025.

The exhibit will continue through Nov. 21, the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple (Vedennia Bohorodychi) at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Viewing of the Shroud will be Mon. to Fri. from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 2 – 8 p.m. There will be no admission fee.

If You Are in Portugal: Barrie Schwortz Speaking at a Truly Royal Event

imageI just received this from Maria da Glória of the Centro Português de Sindonologia:

I’m sure you were aware of Dr. Barrie Schwortz’s journey to Europe including our country Portugal, and I guess right now he has already landed at Lisbon airport.

He was invited by historian and archaelogist Dr. Carlos Evaristo on behalf of the King of Portugal (Portugal is a republic but nevertheless D. Duarte Pio of Bragança is still recognized as the King by monarchic party) to be honored for his commitment to the Shroud with the title of Knight of St. Michael of the Wing by D. Duarte Pio of Bragança who is a Shroud devotee.

The event is organized by Dr. Carlos Evaristo , director of another portuguese sindonologic centre (Centro Português de Sindonologia e do Estudo das Reliquias da Paixão) that besides the Shroud studies other christian relics, and Fundação Oureana an association dedicated to religious studies.

Dr. Barrie Schwortz will do a lecture entitled “33 years of Shroud Science – A Personal Perspective” tomorrow September 24 at 10.30 a.m. and we´re eagerly waiting to hear him.

Besides the lecture, there will be other activities including a visit to a museum where the attendants may watch a relics exhibit ,including a real size authenticated Shroud replica and many christian relics from Dr. Evaristo’s personal collection.

These events entitled III Conferência Histórica em Fátima ( Third Historical Conference at Fátima) will be held saturday September 24 at Auditorium Domus Pacis, Fátima, Portugal and are sponsored by the Portuguese Royal House, The Savoy Royal House ( with the presence of members of Italy royal house ) and are organized by Fundação Historico-Cultural Oureana, with the support of Centro Português de Sindonologia (our centre) Domus Pacis Hotel and Ourém Townhall.

Surely portuguese people will be honored to host and have the opportunity to attend a lecture from such a leading world Shroud researcher.

Maria, we would love to hear from you after the event.

Tom D’Muhala to Talk on the Shroud of Turin in Cary North Carolina

imageFaith Note in The Cary News of Cary, North Carolina informs us that Dr. Tom D’Muhala will give a lecture on the Shroud of Turin from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 1524 North Harrison Avenue in Cary. Dr. D’Muhala was a founder, board member and president of the Shroud of Turin Research Project, Inc. For details, call 919-771-8210.

In just looking at the church’s website I notice that there is a Brotherhood Breakfast at 8:15 and a Family Cookout at 4:00 but no mention of this event. That is not uncommon for church websites. However, you might want to double check the schedule by calling before going.

Source: Cary News | Faith notes: Sept. 21

Shroud of Turin Conference in the Detroit Area in October

Notice of 5-hour Shroud of Turin Conference called Credibility of the Shroud appears in


Modern Science has completed thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the linen of the Shroud. It is in fact, the single most studied linen in human history, and we know more about it today than ever before.

What should we believe and not believe about the Shroud?

William Guy PhD, MD, an expert and scholar in the field of study presents an account of the facts in this comprehensive, 5- hour conference. An event of wisdom and knowledge that will be life changing and affirm your belief!


October 8, 2011 (Saturday)
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(lunch on your own)

40000 SIX MILE RD.

REGISTER NOW! Call: 248.980.1633 /or send RSVP to

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This post has been removed. It resulted from an error in a web crawler. The announcement of a series of shroud presentations was for this time last year. I probably should have spotted the error by remembering the similarity to announcements a year ago.