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September 03, 2014 – History & Science Support the Holy Shroud

Did you know that there are 145 points of congruence between the Shroud of Turin and the image of Our Lord engraved on the 7th century Roman coin known as the Solidus of Justinian II? Are you aware that at the Monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai that there is an 6th century image of King Abgar V of Edessa holding a cloth on which is imprinted the face of Jesus? Remarkably, two centuries earlier, Church historian St. Eusebius recorded that King Abgar had been healed of leprosy when he touched this cloth! Is this evidence that the Shroud of Turin could have existed from the earliest centuries? It may be, but there is still more. There is also scientific evidence that defies explanation and it pertains to the image on the Shroud itself!

Information presented here is based on the 2014 exposition “La Sabana Santa”, Diocesan Museum, Zaragoza, Spain.

August 27, 2014 – History Supports the Holy Shroud, Part 2

Several revered religious icons, dating from the earliest centuries, depict a similar image of Our Lord. We consider reasons for these similarities. Could these offer additional reasons to believe the Holy Shroud of Turin may have been the burial cloth covering Jesus? There is also significant evidence that suggests the Templar Knights of France were once keepers of the Holy Shroud, but how did they come into possession of it? Finally, recent scientific investigations, based on analysis of pollens found on the Shroud, suggest it may indeed have traveled from Jerusalem to Edessa, from Edessa to Constantinople, from Constantinople to France, and from France to Italy. What wonders God has wrought!

August 20, 2014 – History Supports the Holy Shroud, Part 1

In 1350, the French knight, Geoffroi de Charny from Lirey, claimed to be in possession of the shroud that wrapped Jesus’ body after his death. This is a fascinating fact, but is there information that supports this claim? One of the most amazing pieces is found in the discovery of 1898: the image on the Shroud is actually a giant negative! The Shroud appears to have acted as photographic film for some mysterious light source! In addition, the history of religious art and iconography portraying the face of Jesus also positively refutes the already questionable Carbon 14 dating test conducted in 1988. This is the first part in a series of talks based on the 2014 exposition, “La Sabana Santa” in the Diocesan Museum, Zaragoza, Spain.