1st Edition

The Sudarium of Oviedo Signs of Jesus Christ’s Death

By César Barta Copyright 2022
    386 Pages 56 Color & 180 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    386 Pages 56 Color & 180 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    The Sudarium of Oviedo throws new light on the last hours of Jesus of Nazareth. It provides a better understanding of the gospel John 20:5-7 and some characteristics of the Shroud of Turin that explain since when the use of the Sudarium is known. During the past few decades, those interested in the Shroud of Turin have also been eager to know what this book reveals about the Sudarium of Oviedo, because it reinforces the possibility that both cloths were used on the same Man.

    This book presents to English-speaking readers the research on the Sudarium of Oviedo, most of which has only been available in Spanish so far. It includes a thorough critical analysis and new unpublished studies. The bloodstained cloth is claimed to be a relic of Christ. This text discusses its trace through history, the many tests performed directly on it or on its samples, its devotional value, and its comparison with the Shroud of Turin.

    1. Introduction

    2. The History of the Sudarium

    3. Scientific Analyses

    4. Blood on the Sudarium

    5. The Calvary Sequence Undergone by the Corpse

    6. Dating of the Sudarium

    7. The Shroud and the Sudarium

    8. Was the Sudarium Used on the Man of the Shroud?

    9. Liturgy for the Sudarium in the Church

    10. Conclusion and Future of the Sudarium


    César Barta has developed his professional career in the nuclear and electronic fields. He is a test engineer in space science at IberEspacio, Spain. He devotes his free time to research and dissemination on the Holy Shroud and the Holy Sudarium, having taught courses and attended conferences both in Spain and in other countries in Europe and America. He assiduously collaborates with national and international specialized magazines. He has been involved in Shroud research following its carbon dating in 1988 and is involved in research on the Sudarium of Oviedo as a member of the Centro Español de Sindonología, Spain.