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IL Volto Santo/The Holy Face/Svata tvar

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Hidden : 8/2/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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ENGLISH
The “Holy Face” is a very tenuous Veil that measures 6,70 inches by 9,45, stretched between two framed panes of glass. In order to avoid running the risk of damaging the mysteriously impressed Image, the Veil has not yet been removed from the reliquary to verify scientifically the kind of staple that at a glance seems to be an ancient sea-byssus fibre, a precious "marine silk" also found inside some sarcophagi of the Egyptian pyramids, the "fine linen" mentioned forty-six times, neither more nor less, in the Bible.

The horizontal threads are rather wavy and the structure of the material is simple, so weft and warp intersect in the usual way as in a normal texture. The fabric is so thin that the Image is visible before and behind the shrine and so transparent that a newspaper, put behind it, could be read even at a distance.
There is the effigy of a long-haired man with broken nose, bloodstained forehead (Mr 15:17 - Mt 27:29) and swollen cheek (Jn 18:22); his half-open mouth seems to be about to utter the word LOVE (1Jn 4:8 "God is Love") and his light red lips seem to annul every material aspect.

Prof. D. Vittore from Bari and Prof. G. Fanti from Padua, not only by enlarged digital photographs but also by ultra-violet rays confirm that there is no paint on the Veil.

The expert iconographer B. Paschalis Schlömer evidenced the truth of her assertion by placing both diapositives (of the Holy Face of Manoppello and the Holy Shroud of Turin) one upon another: their transparent data-points fit together perfectly and Prof. A. Resch declares that the wonderful identity, moving us to tears, confirms the authenticity of both Relics as without any doubt it can't be mere chance: Our Lord's Face appears in his Resurrection from the dead on the third day after his Deposition from the Cross (Lu 9:22).

Heinrich Pfeiffer, professor of iconography and history of Christian art at the papal Gregorian university, affirms that the Veil was considered also in times past "ảχειροποίητος", i.e. not a human work of art and this sacred Image was the model for the later representations of the Holy Face, included the portraits painted in the Roman catacombs during the IV century.
Furthermore, he asserts that Our Lord gave us not only his Word by means of the Holy Scriptures, but also his Image formed in the tomb when a supernatural radiant energy maybe illuminated (1Jn 1:5 "God is light") the "fine linen" soaked in aloes and myrrh, photosensitive "spices" (John 19:39,40), leaving the impression of the immense event, the divine evidence of the Passion, Resurrection and everlasting Glory of the Redeemer (Mt 28:7 - Lu 24:51 - Acts 1:9).

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ITALY
Il Volto Santo é un velo tenue, i fili orizzontali del tessuto sono ondeggianti e di semplice struttura, l'ordito e la trama si intrecciano nella forma di una normale tessitura. Le misure del panno sono 17 x 24 cm. é l'immagine di un viso maschile con i capelli lunghi e la barba divisa a bande.
Caso unico al mondo in cui l'immagine è visibile identicamente da ambedue le parti.
Le tonalità del colore sono sul marrone, le labbra sono di colore leggermente rosse, sembrano annullare ogni aspetto materiale.
Non sono riscontrabili residui o pigmenti di colore.
Le due guance sono disuguali: l'una, più arrotondata dell'altra, si mostra considerevolmente rigonfia.
Gli occhi guardano molto intensamente da una parte e verso l'alto. Perciò si vede il bianco del globo oculare sotto l'iride.
Le pupille sono completamente aperte, ma in modo irregolare.
Nel mezzo, sopra la fronte si trova un ciuffo di capelli, corti e mossi a mo' di vortice.

SLOVAK
V kostole v Manopello (Chieti) existuje látka, do ktorej je vtlacená mužská tvár, ktorej crty dojemným spôsobom súhlasia s crtami tváre na Turínskom plátne. No výraz tejto tváre nie je výrazom mrtveho cloveka, ale cloveka živého. O co ide?

Staroveká legenda hovorí, že žena menom Veronika utrela Kristovi tvár, ked šiel na Kalváriu. Vdaka tomu ostal obraz Božej tváre vtlacený do látky. Pri príležitosti prvého jubilejného roku, ktorý sa slávil v roku 1300, si Veronikinu šatku (pravý obraz Krista - názov vznikol z lexikálneho skreslenia výrazu "vera icona") mohli pútnici uctit v bazilike svätého Petra v Ríme. No z neznámych dôvodov sa šatka tajomne stratila. A hoci to Vatikán nikdy nepotvrdil, vdaka kolovaniu osobných darov sa táto vzácna šatka objavila v kláštore bratov kapucínov v Manopelle, v malej obci blízko abruzských Apenín.

Na potvrdenie autentickosti tejto relikvie nám prichádza na pomoc veda. Nová skúška ultrafialovými lúcmi ukázala, že vlákna šatky nemajú na sebe nijaký druh farby, teda nie je namalovaná nijakými farbami. Okrem toho materiál látky pochádza z jemnej tkaniny, na ktorú sa nedá malovat, pretože sol, ktorú obsahuje, by farby rýchlo rozpustila. Využitím zložitých fotografických techník sa zistilo, že obraz je identický z oboch strán šatky, ako na diapozitíve.

Presne pred 500 rokmi, v roku 1506 priniesol túto vzácnu látku do Manopella neznámy pútnik. Krátko nato ju bratia kapucíni vložili do relikviára na väcšom oltáre svätyne. Dnes ctitelia a všetci, ktorí sa o látku starali, vdacne oslavujú výrocie tohto vzácneho nálezu a tiež milost, ktorá z neho vychádza. Protagonistami obnoveného záujmu o relikviu sú jezuita Heinrich Pfeiffer, ktorý je umeleckým historikom a ktorý dokázal, že všetky staroveké Kristove obrazy si túto podobu brali za vzor, a Nemka sr. Blandína Paschalis, odbornícka na ikonografiu, ktorá prvá potvrdila, že tvár z Turínskeho plátna a tvár z Manopella sú dokonale totožné. Odtialto pochádza hypotéza, že šatka bola položená na Kristovu hlavu v hrobe a obraz bol do nej vtlacený priamo pri jej oživení pocas explózie svetla, ktoré sprevádzalo zmrtvychvstanie.

ENGLISH
Size of cache is between small and micro. It doesn't contain pencil, nor pen.
Please, don't forget to bring it. This is my first cache, so be polite. :)

SLOVAK
Velkost kešky je nieco medzi small a micro. Neobsahuje ani pero, ani ceruzku, preto si prineste vlastné písadlo.

Toto je moja prvá keška, preto prosím o ohladuplnost.

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A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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