Russ Breault to speak on the Shroud of Turin

If you are anywhere near Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran at 101 N. Peachtree Parkway, on the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Ga. Hwy. 54, you will want to take this in. I know Russ and he is an outstanding expert on the Shroud of Turin:

Peachtree City Aglow Community Lighthouse, an international, interdenominational women’s ministry, will feature Russ Breault as guest speaker at the Monday, Sept. 8 meeting, planned for 6:45 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City.

Details: Russ Breault to speak at PTC Aglow | The Citizen Online

A Chemist’s Perspective On The Shroud of Turin by Raymond N. Rogers

rogersbook Highly recommended.

Raymond N. Rogers was the head of the chemistry experiments for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), the team of 24 researchers that performed the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the relic in 1978. He was a professional chemist for 52 years and spent 35 years as a research chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, until his retirement in 1988. Rogers shares his frank and often-unvarnished personal perspectives on his 30 year involvement in Shroud studies. He details his own research and backs it up with solid observations, chemical analysis and microscopy. He provides us with his own theory of the Shroud’s image formation and his own opinion on its authenticity. He discusses the role of religion and science and how each has impacted Shroud research. Most importantly, he discusses the possible future for the Shroud itself. Rogers’ unique perspective, straightforward style and in-depth knowledge will both inform and enlighten you. Includes 68 Color and B&W Illustrations.

Review and order here: A Chemist’s Perspective On The Shroud of Turin by Raymond N. Rogers (Book) in Medicine & Science

Hurricane Gustav: Episcopal Relief & Development Ready to Respond


Episcopal Relief & Development is standing by to provide emergency relief to communities devastated by Hurricane Gustav.  The strong rains and 95 mph winds packed by Gustav have killed 16 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. There has been significant damage to homes, infrastructure in the region and entire harvests of bananas, beans and vegetables are completely underwater in Haiti.

Concern remains high in the region.  Meterologists fear that Gustav will become a Category 2 hurricane before passing over Cuba and Jamaica en route to the Gulf of Mexico, threatening off-shore drilling. Hundreds of people have already been evacuated from coastal areas eastern in Cuba due to heavy rains from the Gustav storm system.

Episcopal Relief & Development is in touch with dioceses in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, ready to supply assistance when it is needed. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of Hurricane Gustav,” says Abagail Nelson, Senior Vice President of Programs at the agency.

To help people affected Hurricane Gustav, please make a donation to ERD’s “Emergency Relief Fund” online at , or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to: Episcopal Relief & Development “Emergency Relief Fund” P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.

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