Pope Francis, proclaimed, the Shroud of Turin is an 'Icon of a Man and Crucified'. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church hosted an 'Official Replica of the Shroud of Turin, authorized by the Archdiocese of Turin' between September 5 to September 29 2014. The following is a summary of the activities and key resources gathered as we reflected on our faith and the passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and venerated this Icon in our Eastern tradition.
The painting by Carl Boch (May 23, 1834 – February 22, 1890) accompanied by the biblical narrative from John 19 38:42 allows one to more meaningfully reflect on the burial of Christ, with a reference to the Shroud.
After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus -- though a secret one because he was afraid of the Jews -- asked Pilate to let him remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave permission, so they came and took it away. Nicodemus came as well -- the same one who had first come to Jesus at night-time -- and he brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, following the Jewish burial custom. At the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in this garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been buried. Since it was the Jewish Day of Preparation and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
The Welcoming Procession and Solemn Exposition of the Shroud Friday September 5th - 7 PM
An Akhafist to the 'The Passion of Christ' was celebrated after a solemn procession of the Shroud outside of the Church.
Public Visition Hours
Public Visitations occured on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 6 - 9 PM, between September 5th to September 28th
The History of the Shroud from Resurrection to Torino 2015 - September 7, 2014 - Mr. Roman Kravec
The probable history of the Shroud of Turin takes us from the hands of Our Lady right after the resurrection of Jesus to the Archbishop of Torino today.
Along the way, we allowed the audience to use their imaginations to fill in the gaps. He examined the historical events which are not open to dispute, and reflected on the latest scientific findings about the Shroud.
Since joining the Basilian Fathers Monastery in Mundare, Alberta in 1961, Roman has been reading about the Shroud of Turin. He has viewed numerous videos about it, including some whose only purpose was to discredit it as a fake. Roman and his wife have travelled to Turin in 2010 to see the actual shroud, with a group of pilgrims guided by Barrie Schwortz. His websitewww.shroud.compredates google by 4 years, and has up to date scientific information.
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The Shroud of Turin: The Science and History - September 14 2014 - Mr. Ed Hecker
This presentation examined the most intriguing and amazing characteristics of the Shroud of Turin, many of which can be discerned and appreciated only now in our time because of our advanced scientific knowledge and technology. If it really is the cloth that wrapped the crucified, dead body of Jesus of Nazareth, what are the implications for our faith?
Ed Hecker is a retired teacher who lives in Edmonton. He has a Bachelor of Theology with a major in Scripture which he earned at Newman Theological College and a Bachelor of Education from the U of A. At the beginning of his career over 30 years ago he learned that the Church possessed a relic purported to be the actual cloth in which Jesus was wrapped at his burial. His desire to establish its authenticity drove him to learn as much as he could about the Shroud of Turin. He summarized his research in a PowerPoint presentation which he showed to his students and many different groups, most of whom were deeply moved by what they learned.
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Jewish Burial Customs during the 1st Century AD - September 21, 2014 - Deacon John Doll
Deacon John Doll has lead a career in teaching for 30+ years. During the last 20 years he has served the Eparchy of Edmonton as a Deacon.
Our Parish gathered4 boxes of Food donationstotaling,285 pounds. $438.75 was donated in cash contributions. All proceeds were delivered to the Calgary Food Bank Thank-you to all vistitors and volunteers, and those who donated to the Food Bank.
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