Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
FALL RETREAT 2019
‘THY MOST PURE IMAGE’
An Orthodox Christian Presentation on the Shroud of Turin
Saturday, October 5, 2019
12:00 Noon to 6:00PM
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- Two unique presentations with Q&A:
- Session I: Technical Tour of the Shroud - Fact or Ficton?
- Session II: The Shroud and Orthodoxy - Iconography, Litugical Practice & Hymnography
- Featuring a Life-Size replica of the Shroud of Turin, and other displays
- Refreshments provided
- Free and Open to the Public
- Suggested donation of $5 to help cover refreshments & handouts
On Aug 16th, 944 A.D., a sacred and mysterious cloth bearing the image of Christ—known as the "The Image Not Made By Hands”—was transferred from the city of Edessa (located in modern Turkey) to Constantinople. That event has been commemorated ever since as an annual Feast Day in the Orthodox Church. In the hymn for the feast we sing of “Thy Most Pure Image,” emphasizing the veneration of this unique linen cloth, which ever since its (re)discovery in Edessa in the mid-6th century, has served as the prototype for all Orthodox iconography of Jesus Christ.
Is the Image of Edessa the same cloth we know today as the Shroud of Turin? Could it be the actual Burial Shroud of Christ? And, could the Resurrection be the cause of this Most Pure Image?
Join us for a remarkable journey through history, science, iconography, and Church tradition and hymnography, as we probe the path of the Shroud, and seek answers to one of the most compelling enigmas of our age.
12:00 Noon - Registration and Viewing of Shroud Replica in Church Hall
12:30 PM - Akathist to Our Savior Jesus Christ and the 'Image Not Made By Hands'
1:00 PM - Session 1: Technical Tour of the Shroud - Fact or Ficton?, followed by Q&A
2:30 PM - Refreshments and Viewing of Shroud Replica and Displays
3:15 PM - Session II: The Shroud and Orthodoxy - Iconography, Litugical Practice & Hymnography, followed by Q&A
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM - Great Vespers and Conclusion of Retreat
5:45 PM - Informal discussion, refreshments, and viewing of Shroud Replica and Displays in Hall
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