Skip to comments.The Shroud of Turin
Posted on 04/20/2014 9:56:48 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
Our Lord is risen. Our God lives. The Shroud of Turin is speaking to all Christians now more than at any other time in our current history when so many of our religious freedoms are under attack by the US government. John C. Iannone is a Catholic writer and lecturer who is traveling throughout the South during our pre- Easter preparations to bring the story of the holy Shroud to us.
One can only marvel at what this holy garment reveals to us about the suffering Jesus went through to be one of us and to suffer in such horrible ways to draw out our sins and weaknesses into his own Divinity. The Shrouds authenticity was attacked in the late 1980s by the New York Times which was doing what it does best mocking the beliefs of Christians.
But Mr. Iannone has studied the issues around this Holy garment since 1978 and tells any and all listeners that...
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I viewed the Shroud of Turin, when it was on display at the Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Ga in 1979.
Anyway, it was a very spiritual experience, a Holy feeling, and I was glad to be able to actually see it while it was in the USA.
In the early 80’s I was a chemistry graduate student, and a professor asked me to serve drinks at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society. In return, I could sit through the sessions and listen to the speakers. When I found out that one was going to report on the latest studies on the shroud, I immediately volunteered. To make a very long story short, the scientist claimed that the markings on the shroud (other than the blood) were caused by some form of energy that we had no knowledge about. He ended up his talk by saying that, in his opinion, the only explanation was that something happened to the shroud when Jesus rose from the dead. Not bad, for someone who called himself an agnostic.
The author has a way with a phrase that makes it impossible to tell what she’s trying to say.
In years past I dismissed it as a Catholic relic, but after looking into it, I believe it’s authentic.
Why? The physical evidence embedded in the Shroud has nothing to do with Catholics or Catholicism.
Yeah! If it’s Catholic, it’s got to be bad!
If this shroud be true, then I would suspect you would not find any GOD dna.
Think about that one. I do believe that this Shroud is The Christ shroud.......
The Shroud has never been to the U.S. , it must have been a replica! I viewed it in 1978 in Turin, it’s next exhibition was in 1989.
I wish I'd had that opportunity. I read a book about it a few years back, which told of the history and science. Even if it weren't the Shroud that Jesus was buried in, it sure is incredible. Personally, I believe it's probably the real deal.
A few years ago, on a city-a-day cruise, I chose the day trip to Monserrat in the mountains outside of Barcelona. The feeling of mystery and wonder had everyone on the tour in awe, even the cynics. The Black Madonna statue there radiated a mystery and aura that was undeniable.
I might be off the mark, but I do believe this stuff. Jesus left us evidence of his time on earth, yet man refuses to accept that at the very least there's something quite unexplainable about these mysteries. JMHO
Happy Easter. I pray for a year where the world listens, finally, to reason and love of man and the earth gifted to us.
Happy Easter, and yes I felt privileged to view The Shroud of Turin. Although, it was an accident that I was in Atlanta for a two week class at the same time as the display.
Just one example:
The Shroud of Turin didn't get much publicity prior to the 19th Century because it wasn't subject to the scrutiny of modern technology. What changed this was the advent of photography in the 19th Century. When the Shroud was photographed for the first time, it became clear that the Shroud itself is a photographic negative. For anyone to believe that someone in the Middle Ages fabricated such a thing -- hundreds of years before photography was even invented -- requires an enormous leap of faith (pun intended) that can't be supported by objective assessment of the subject.
Faith is a funny thing: it makes me confidently believe in a risen Jesus who marked a linen shroud as His body became glorified! I am not a scientist; I can’t prove it, but I still believe. I would rather have the faith of a child than the skepticism of a unfaithful adult. Someday my faith will become sight and I thank God for that!
I don’t think there’s any room for doubt that the Shroud is authentic.
Ever since 1898, when it was discovered that the image is a negative, there has been no room for theories that the image was “painted” by any human hand.
Now we know that the image is really made up of distance information—i.e., the shade of the image at any given spot corresponds to a distance between the body and the cloth.
It does not require faith to believe that the Shroud is the burial cloth of Christ, and that it is evidence of the Resurrection. It requires only intellectual honesty.
Jesus’ DNA couldn’t be the same as Mary’s, because then he would have been a girl.
A lot of energy has been expended trying to duplicate the Shroud with methods that would have been available to a medieval forger. None that I have seen are persuasive. Which is why I tend to think the Shroud is authentic.
If the Shroud is ever successfully replicated, I expect it will be the result of some very simple method that everyone has simply overlooked. But what that could be, I cannot imagine.
Anyone interested in the Shroud of Turin should consider reading the book: “The Face of God” by Paul Badde, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, ISBN 978-1-58617-515-3.
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