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The Sudarium of Oviedo, or Shroud of Oviedo,

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In normal years, I'm informed, the Sudarium is made available for viewing on only three days each year. One of those days is the Feast of the Holy Cross -- September 14th. Now, I'm determined to return to Spain in September, and I'd gladly structure my walk around seeing it, if possible.

Anyone actually done that? Seen the Sudarium on September 14th? How easy/hard/simple/stressful was it? Any suggestions?
 
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Not directly answering your question, but the Sudarium (cloth) is in the room of relics at the cathedral, in an ancient box with the photo of the relic above the box. It is protected by glass, and for those pilgrims who are interested, there was a prie-dieu in front of it for persons to venerate the relic even though it wasn't out for direct viewing.
 

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The Sudarium is the headcloth and would have been separate to the Shroud. Gospel of St John, chapter 20 verse 7.
Interesting research continues........☺
 

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Not directly answering your question, but the Sudarium (cloth) is in the room of relics at the cathedral, in an ancient box with the photo of the relic above the box. It is protected by glass, and for those pilgrims who are interested, there was a prie-dieu in front of it for persons to venerate the relic even though it wasn't out for direct viewing.
Yes, I saw it in 2009 on an odd day in mid-November, nothing to do with any major or special religious feast day. With stamped credential (I am also a senior citizen, so it might have been that discount or an additional one- don't remember how handled), there was a minimal fee of 2 or 3 euros to ascend a staircase and look at the cloth.
I was very moved at seeing it and in late July 2011, I returned with my spouse and a long-time friend to see it-- same deal-- ascend a staircase to the room of relics for viewing after paying a small fee.
 
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In normal years, I'm informed, the Sudarium is made available for viewing on only three days eash year. One of those days is the Feast of the Holy Cross -- September 14th. Now, I'm determined to return to Spain in September, and I'd gladly structure my walk around seeing it, if possible.

Anyone actually done that? Seen the Sudarium on September 14th? How easy/hard/simple/stressful was it? Any suggestions?


Rappahannock Rev. Thanks for your post. I was aware that there are many relics in Oviedo but not that the Sudarium was one of those relics. Good info in this thread! I too hope to be on a Comino route in Aug/Sept next year. Hopefully starting in Lourdes. I'll have to see if I can work out a side trip to Oviedo. Also seems we are neighbors. I'm guessing I'm a little north of you.
 
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In normal years, I'm informed, the Sudarium is made available for viewing on only three days eash year. One of those days is the Feast of the Holy Cross -- September 14th. Now, I'm determined to return to Spain in September, and I'd gladly structure my walk around seeing it, if possible.

Anyone actually done that? Seen the Sudarium on September 14th? How easy/hard/simple/stressful was it? Any suggestions?

I also would like to view the Sudarium. Do you where to find information about viewing on September 14th or the other two dates?
 
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I also would like to view the Sudarium. Do you where to find information about viewing on September 14th or the other two dates?
I don't know any specifics for Oviedo but the usual procedure in many places, as far as I know, is that a precious relic is unveiled or shown during mass and then displayed in the cathedral or church for the faithful to venerate during the day.

Here is a photo of the exhibition of the Sudarium in the Cathedral of Oviedo on 14 September 2020:

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Source: Exhibición del Santo Sudario
 
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These two links (one from a news article of 2019 and the other from the Oviedo Cathedral's blog of 2020) seem to indicate that the Sudarium is unveiled during mass on the evening of 14 September and then on public display in the Cámera Santa until 21 September when mass in honour of San Mateo is celebrated and the Sudarium is displayed for the faithful again during mass.
 
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This article, from August 2014, seems to indicate that thanks to better conservation procedures and conditions, the Sudarium of Oviedo is indeed displayed during a total of three weeks per year, instead of only three days as in previous years, namely during Semana Santa, during the week following Easter and during the week 14-21 September. This article also says that during this week, the faithful can visit from 10 am until 6 pm to pray before the Sudarium and to obtain the indulgence.

Times need to be checked for 2021, obviously, but at least this provides a general idea of practical arrangements.

 
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Yes, I saw it in 2009 on an odd day in mid-November, nothing to do with any major or special religious feast day. With stamped credential (I am also a senior citizen, so it might have been that discount or an additional one- don't remember how handled), there was a minimal fee of 2 or 3 euros to ascend a staircase and look at the cloth.
I was very moved at seeing it and in late July 2011, I returned with my spouse and a long-time friend to see it-- same deal-- ascend a staircase to the room of relics for viewing after paying a small fee.
When I was there last year I thought that I saw a sign that said that it was a replica of sudarium that was on display.
 

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From Porto, Portugal, through Tui, Spain, in 2015.
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By chance, I unwittingly stumbled into Oviedo on September 14th and went to confession. When my confessor learned that I was a priest, he explained the significance of the day and invited me to concelebrate. There were another 20 or so priests as well. I was able to join with them, and the faithful, in reverencing the sudarium. It was so very moving. I took the following pictures.


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By chance, I unwittingly stumbled into Oviedo on September 14th and went to confession. When my confessor learned that I was a priest, he explained the significance of the day and invited me to concelebrate. There were another 20 or so priests as well. I was able to join with them, and the faithful, in reverencing the sudarium. It was so very moving. I took the following pictures.


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Wonderful coincidence. Was it open to the general public given the Covid-19 pandemic? And do you know if it was on display for the week or just the 14 and 21?
 
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In normal years, I'm informed, the Sudarium is made available for viewing on only three days each year. One of those days is the Feast of the Holy Cross -- September 14th. Now, I'm determined to return to Spain in September, and I'd gladly structure my walk around seeing it, if possible.

Anyone actually done that? Seen the Sudarium on September 14th? How easy/hard/simple/stressful was it? Any suggestions?
My wife and I are planning our camino for 2021 and will set our schedule to coincide with the veneration on September 14. With any luck we will see you there.
 

J.Patrick

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From Porto, Portugal, through Tui, Spain, in 2015.
Northern route in August/September 2017
Wonderful coincidence. Was it open to the general public given the Covid-19 pandemic? And do you know if it was on display for the week or just the 14 and 21?
My visit was back in 2017. Sorry about leaving that out. I think the Sudarium was only available during the scheduled mass times. But I am not sure. It’s not the kind of thing that you would simply leave out.
 

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