Shroud of Turin

Upcoming Presentations

Veneration of the ShroudDate: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Times: Presentations will begin at 2:00 p.m. and finish at 4:00 p.m. Make sure to come earlier to examine the displays!

It is open for viewing and veneration during every Divine Liturgy and on special request.

Face of The Shroud of TurinSolemn Exposition of an Official Replica
Authorized by the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy

The presentation on the Shroud of Turin will feature the exposition of an official full size photographic replica on cotton cloth which has been produced under the authority of the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy.  It has been gifted to Bishop David from the Archbishop of Turin. As well, four half Shroud upright displays will also be available for viewing.

With the help of a PowerPoint presentation, we will examine the most intriguing and amazing characteristics of the Shroud of Turin, many of which can be discerned and appreciated only in our time because of advances in science and technology.  Aided by our scientific knowledge and the history of Church art, we will trace the most probable historical journey of the Shroud from the tomb of Christ to the city of Turin in Italy.

We will address these important questions:

    • What have we learned from science about the authenticity of the cloth?
    • Is there any reason to think it has been elsewhere other than Europe in its history?
    • Are there any connections between church prayers or art with the Shroud of Turin?
    • Are there any other religious artifacts that shed light on the Shroud of Turin?
  • If it is real, what does that mean for our faith?

Edward Hecker

Our presenter Ed Hecker,
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.

For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 780 422 3181.

For anyone who would like to book a presentation for a group either at St. Josaphat’s or another location, please contact Ed Hecker at 780 483 4707 or e_hecker@telus.net.

School or Parish Presentations

Shroud of Turin: The Science and History with Ed Hector

Presentations for your group, students or church can also be arranged, either in the Cathedral or in your own church or school.

Presentations are free of charge.  Donations can be made to St. Josaphat’s Cathedral.  Additional presentations may be scheduled at St. Josaphat’s Cathedral during the year.
10825 97th Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 2M4

Photos From Shroud Presentations