Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Meir Heath and Normacot

For Meditation and Prayer - The Shroud of Turin

8 Apr 2020, 1 a.m.
From_the_Vicar

Although this will be an Easter like no other, the internet is constantly proving itself a source for much Christian prayer and reflection. The Archbishop of Turin has graciously announced a special exposition of the Holy Shroud for this Saturday, Holy Saturday.

You may recall that, a few years ago, we hosted a week-long exhibition on the Shroud, which is believed by many on very good scientific and historical grounds to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus and hence the greatest relic in Christendom. I was able, along with Ann and Hannah, to travel to Italy in 2015 to view the Shroud in person, thereby fulfilling a life-long ambition. It was one of the most incredibly moving experiences of my life!

I would most certainly encourage you all to take this opportunity to watch the Exposition and, although apart, join with the Church in reflecting on what Christ endured for us. An interesting article on the Exposition may be found here:

https://catholicherald.co.uk/archdiocese-to-livestream-display-shroud-of-turin-on-holy-saturday/

You will find further information at:

https://shroud.com/latebrak.htm

In prayer

Fr David