Sunday, 31 March 2013
VATICAN CITY (AP) — burial cloth to around the time of his death.went on display for a special TV appearance Saturday amid new research disputing claims it's a medieval fake and purporting to date the linen some say was Jesus'
"This image, impressed upon the cloth, speaks to our heart and moves us to climb the hill of Calvary, to look upon the wood of the Cross, and to immerse ourselves in the eloquent silence of love," he said.
"This disfigured face resembles all those faces of men and women marred by a life which does not respect their dignity, by war and violence which afflict the weakest," he said. "And yet, at the same time, the face in the Shroud conveys a great peace; this tortured body expresses a sovereign majesty."
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easter sunday litany
a dead man can be held by the chains of death,
strong chains that no one can set himself free.
but a living saviour no chains can hold,
broken and shattered, none can foresee.
the easter story is about an empty tomb,
one which death could not contain.
a triumphant saviour who conquered and arose
death fled, its power broken, now in disdain.
to a woman, the risen Lord first appeared,
to calm her fears and renew her joy.
to those who have not seen yet believe by faith,
is now given a hope nothing can destroy.
anthony loke. easter sunday. 31st march 2013.