Shroud coming to church
SHENANDOAH - A replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display at St. Michael's Ukrainian-Greek Catholic Church in February, according to the pastor, Monsignor Myron Grabowsky.
"We feel that it is a blessing and a responsibility to have the shroud at St. Michael's, the first Ukrainian-Greek Catholic Church in America," Grabowsky said this past week.
The replica will be exhibited Feb. 24 to March 9, Grabowsky said.
The replica has been on tour throughout 2012 and it was on display at St. Nicholas Parish, a Ukrainian Catholic church in Minersville, in the spring.
To discuss the schedule of events regarding the display, St. Michael's is hosting a public meeting 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the hall beneath the church, 114 S. Chestnut St.
"We want to assure everyone knows about this opportunity to see this amazing recreation of the Shroud of Turin," Grabowsky said.
Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Archdiocese of Philadelphia had arranged for the replica to be on display in Minersville, and he also made the arrangements for Shenandoah.
The Shroud of Turin is the famous linen which believers say Joseph of Arimathea used to wrap the body of the crucified Jesus Christ.