I'm a bit confused. I thought that Orthodoxy did not subscribe to the Roman Catholic tradition of Saint Veronica and the image of Christ's face on a cloth, but rather that the story of King Abgar was sort of the "Orthodox version" of how the Mandylion came to be.
Now I've found out that Veronica is in fact an Orthodox saint and that the Orthodox tell the same story. So, how do these two traditions co-exist? Is there supposed to have been two Mandylions?
Also, I know some modern Orthodox are now identifying the Shroud of Turin as being the true Mandylion in addition to being the burial cloth of Christ. I suppose this would make both the Abgar and the St. Veronica stories just folklore designed to explain the Shroud of Turin when it was held at the Hagia Sophia. Is there any evidence of this theory from former centuries?