Upcoming Event in Rome

 

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Title: La Sindone, fotografia di un risorto?
When: 27.11.15 18.30 – 20.00
Where: Auditorium Giovanni Paolo II – Roma
Category: Istituto Scienza e Fede

 

Program (translated by Google):

  • Introduction: Antonio Gaspari, P. Rafael Pascual LC
  • The Shroud and the relics of the Passion of the Lord, Prof. Antonio Cassanelli, Diocesan Centre Sindonology Giulio Ricci, Rome
  • Scientific research on the Shroud: present knowledge and future perspectives, Prof. Bruno Barberis, International Centre Sindonology, Turin
  • Recent hypotheses on the formation of the image of the Shroud, Prof. Paolo Di Lazzaro, ENEA, Frascati

Congratulations, Barrie Schwortz

More coverage of Barrie Schwortz at the Jalsa Salana UK convention

Barrie writes on the STERA Facebook page:

I am just back from England where I attended the 2015 Jalsa Salana UK convention as a guest of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. This was the first time I had ever spoken at a Muslim event and it far exceeded my expectations. I was welcomed with love and respect and treated as a brother. I plan to write a detailed article about the event for our next update but wanted to give you some info in advance. Click the photo below for a World Religion News article about the event. Here is a link to the brief comments I made on the closing day to more than 10,000 people! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_VrJS1kn7c

And that probably wraps it up until Barrie does a promised summary on the next shroud.com update.

Barrie Schwortz to Speak at 49th Annual Jalsa Salana UK Convention in Hampshire, England

imageYou may recall that in May, on the 28th, I posted Did Jesus Survive the Crucifixion?  The posting was mostly about an article that appeared in May issue of The Review of Religions by Arif Khan, The Sudarium of Oviedo and the Shroud of Turin. The Review of Religions is a significant international magazine published by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

As it turns out, I didn’t do the issue justice. What alerted me to that fact is a Facebook entry, last night, by Barrie Schwortz:

In their May 2015 issue (http://reviewofreligions.org/date/2015/05/), the London based publication, The Review of Religions, reprinted several of my Shroud articles and published a new article about the Sudarium by staff writer Arif Khan. The 113 year old magazine is published by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the U.K. and their May issue also included a large selection of my 1978 photographs. The issue was received very favorably and the publishers have graciously invited me to attend and speak at their 49th annual Jalsa Salana UK Convention in Hampshire, England this August. I immediately contacted Pam Moon in West Midlands, England, who created the beautiful Shroud of Turin Exhibition (http://www.shroudofturinexhibition.com/Shroud_of_…/Home.html) which she tours around the U.K. and she has happily agreed to bring her exhibit to the Hampshire event as well.

This marks the first time either Pam or I have ever spoken to an Islamic group and we are very grateful to Review Editor Amer Safir, his staff and the Ahmadiyya community for this wonderful invitation. I will provide more details in our Summer Website Update in August. Last year’s Jalsa event had more than 30,000 attendees. Here is a link to some excellent BBC coverage of their 2013 event: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23903377

Here is a partial table of contents of the May issue:



The Sudarium of Oviedo and the Shroud of Turin
There exists another cloth, closely related to the Shroud of Turin, that is far less famous but has an equally controversial claim–the Sudarium of Oviedo. (Arif Khan – UK)


A Brief Review of the Recent CNN Documentary & Further Comments on the Medieval Photograph Theory
Renowned Shroud expert Barrie Schwortz gives his opinion on CNN’s recent documentary on the Shroud of Turin. (Barrie Schwortz – USA)


The Oviedo Cloth by Mark Guscin
Mark Guscin is one of the few scholars to have written about the Sudarium of Oviedo in English. Here we review his important book. (Arif Khan – UK)

 


Jesus In India
An incredible hypothesis – Jesusas survives the crucifixion and travels East to India. Is this a deluded theory– or does history give support to this? (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – The Promised Messiah & Mahdi (as))

CES Convention in Córdoba-Cabra this October

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CONVENTION IV CES. " THE CANVAS OF CHRIST : Passion, History, Art and Science "

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Online chat with papal custodian ++ Mons. Cesare Nosiglia on June 9 at 17.30. See #Sindone2015 .

Good idea.  Will there be translation facilities?

John Jackson to Discuss His 50 Years of Research

You can order tickets starting today.

And this just in from a posting on the San Antonio Shroud Expo Facebook page. On May 2, 2015,  from 10:30am to 12:30pm, at the Convention Center in San Antonio (see poster below):

Dr Jackson, the leading Shroud researcher and Mastermind of STURP will do a conference about his 50 year research experience. Limited seating capacity. Reserve your ticket online starting the 14th of April, at www.shroudexpo.com.

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Barrie Schwortz to Speak at Southern California Lenten Program

imageBarrie lets us know via Facebook that:

On February 24, 2015, I will be speaking at the University Series™, an annual multi-parish adult education program held in Southern California each year during the Lenten season. The event, created and organized by my dear friend Fr. Dave Heney, offers seminars connecting faith with real life in areas such as current events, contemporary moral issues, evangelization, faith and science, marriage and family, church history, scripture and prayer. For more information visit http://theuniversityseries.org/. I hope to see some of you there!

Shroud Encounter Coming to Vidalia Area

imageOn Saturday, February 7th, Shroud Encounter is coming to the historic Blue Marquee Theater in Lyons, Georgia. (Google Street View, the white pickup is parked right in front, click to enlarge). The theater is behind the Elements Bistro & Grill Restaurant on Northwest Broad Street.

The 7:00pm event is sponsored by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, both in Vidalia, Georgia.

Lyons is (sort of) a part of greater Vidalia, the home of the famous Vidalia onion. Lyons is also home of the famous Real Squeal BBQ and Music Festival.

Click on the picture to enlarge. Clicking HERE should also take you to the street view and you can move about the town.  If it doesn’t work just paste in 128 N. State St, Lyons, GA into street view and swivel around until you see the theater.

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Museum of Truth in Winder, Georgia to Host Shroud Presentation

What? In its collection “one of the five remaining proposed burial cloths of Jesus” ?

imageOnline Athens (Athens, Georgia Banner-Herald) is reporting that the Church at Winder, Georgian, will host Truth Conference November 10 to 15 at its The Museum of Truth at 546 Treadwell Road location in Bethlehem, Georgia.

The Museum of Truth is a biblical museum with more than 300 ancient artifacts, more than 60 pages from ancient Bibles, a modern Israel collection, and one of the five remaining proposed burial cloths of Jesus.

The museum will be open to the public from 5-9 p.m. Monday through Nov. 14 and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 16. Presentations also will be held in the teaching area. Presentations include:

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  • “Shroud of Turin,” 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 15 with Dave Glander. The Shroud of Turin is the proposed burial cloth of Jesus. This session will examine peer-reviewed scientific evidence about the cloth.
  • Truth Conference Grand Finale: “Signs of the End Times,” 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15. Staff and researchers with Truth Ministries will address questions like “Are we living in the last days?” “What are the clear signs that we are growing closer to the imminent return of the Lord?”

To learn more about Truth Ministries, visit www.truthministries.tv.

For more information about the local event, call Church at Winder at (770) 867-8888 or visit http://www.churchatwinder.org.

Shroud Expo Fundraising Campaign for Catholic Charities

Check it out at IndieGoGo. You can get a cool T shirt like the one in the YouTube, above, for only $25.00.

What We Need & What You Get

The Shroud of Turin Expo is seeking to raise funds for the Catholic Charities of San Antonio, Texas. The goal is to raise awareness of all the good that the Charities do for the community and the much needed funds. The Expo will be in San Antonio starting November 2014 and willgive back to the local community by helping to raise these funds.

Donors will be able to help the local community and receive fantastic perks such as Anytime tickets to the Expo at bargain prices, Shroud of Turin images or many other unique pieces. A portion of the proceeds from all these perks will be donated to the Catholic Charities in San Antonio in November to help with their charity needs for the Christmas season.

Marco Bella: Shroud of Turin–Between History and Pseudoscience

the Shroud is a fascinating conundrum.

imageThere is an interesting posting from IlFattoQuotidiano.it / BLOG / di Marco Bella, which, by the way, Google Translate chooses to tell us is a posting by Mark Beautiful and Bing Translate tells us is by Marco Nice.

Other than that, Google seems to translate most of the page fairly well beginning with the title. Sindone di Torino: tra storia e pseudoscienza becomes Shroud of Turin: history and pseudo-science. Take your pick.

(Bing Translator may do a better job. (It only works for me if I click on Bing Translator and then paste in the URL http://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2014/10/28/sindone-torino-storia-pseudoscienza/1175434/  Bing give the title as Shroud of Turin: between history and pseudoscience.

With technical details out of the way, we note that:

Ours [that is Mark Beautiful’s or Marco Nice’s or Marco Bella’s] is a country that faced with irrefutable evidence (such as the carbon 14 dating) doesn’t want to resign. . . .

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And also of the shroud we continue to discuss. In preparation for the exposition of 2015 Thursday, October 30, from 8:30, at the Department of chemistry of the University "Sapienza" of Rome, will be held on seminar (free) "The mystery of the shroud"where we discuss this and more and will be discussed between science and history on the sheet of Turin. The speakers will be Luigi Campanella (organizer of the meeting, Wisdom), Luigi Gadre (University of Pavia), Paul Lazar (Enea-Frascati), Philip Burgarella, (Università della Calabria), Andrea Nicolotti (University of Turin). An event definitely inspiring, given the prestige of the speakers, and which will be the last public appearance in the guise of Rector Prof.Luigi Frati, who will get jobs, with the Vice Rector for research, Giancarlo Ruocco.

Now we know what cannot be the shroud (the testimony of a man who lived in the time of Jesus Christ), but understanding how the negative image you both politically and possibly reproduce the procedure could be very historical and scientific interest, and in this sense the title of the meeting represents well the problem: the Shroud is a fascinating conundrum.

Hat tip to Joe Marino for spotting the article last night.

A Special Study Day: People With Different Takes on the Shroud

imageWhat follows is a Google Translation of an announcement for a day of talks, "L’enigma della Sindone" to be held at the University of Rome on October 30, 2014.  This is being sponsored by the Chemistry Department.

Note carefully the objective of this event. Note, too, some of the names familiar to readers of this blog, like Luigi Garlaschielli, Paolo Di Lazzaro and Andrea Nicolotti, people with very different takes on the shroud.


THE ENIGMA OF THE SHROUD

Science and history are wondering about the mysterious Shroud of Turin

Study day with the Round Table is open

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 8:30 to 18:00 hours

Parravano Hall, Department of Chemistry

Sapienza University of Rome

Objectives of the event

  • The event takes place before the new Exposition of the Shroud in 2015 and soon after the meeting of Bari and St. Louis dedicated to it: a look at the present thinking of the future steps.
  • Discuss the different aspects that the Shroud takes the observer assigned and not assigned.
  • Analytically examine how science and research have addressed the problem.
  • Evaluate the reflections cultural, religious, historical problem.

Information and reservations

  • The event is open to all with free admission.

  • Participation in the buffet and the purchase of the DVD with the recording of the event is € 25.00.

  • Reservations must be sent to the email luigi.campanella@uniroma1.it(link sends e-mail) by Saturday, October 25, 2014.

  • The conference will be video recorded.

Syllabus


08:30 to 09:00
Registration for the Workshop


09:15 to 09:30
Salutation
prof. Aldo Lagana, Director of Department of Chemistry
prof. Luigi Frati, Rector of Sapienza
prof. Giancarlo Ruocco, Pro Rector Research Sapienza


9:30 to 9:45
Introduction to the study day
prof. Luigi Campanella, Sapienza University of Rome, Chairman


09:45 to 10:15
The Shroud and the problem of "reproduction"
prof. Luigi Garlaschielli, University of Pavia


10:15 to 10:45
Characteristics of the Shroud image and attempts to play the photochemical
dr. Paolo Di Lazzaro, Enea, home to Frascati


10:45 to 11:00
Space for questions and short questions


11:00 to 11:30
Coffee-break


11:30 to 12:00
The translation of the Mandylion from Edessa to Constantinople
prof. Philip Burgarella, University of Calabria


12:00 to 12:30
Shroud history and pseudo-history: gleanings of methodology
prof. Andrea Nicolotti, University of Turin


12:30 to 12:45
Space for questions and short questions


12:45 to 13:45
Lunch break by the organization


14:00 to 17:00
Open round table with four speakers: What stimuli and what prospects towards the solution of a historic dilemma.

Moderator chairman prof. Luigi Campanella

The panel discussion will be introduced by four short presentations of the speakers at the preliminary discussion.
Applications to be submitted must be made ​​in writing before the start of the afternoon session.
Each questionante has 3 minutes to explain the reasons for his request.


17:00 to 17:30
Conclusions

It’s an incredible, incredible experience

I think these three ladies enjoyed the Shroud Exposition in Royal Oak, Michigan  (website and excellent Facebook page.)

The exposition ends tomorrow. According to newspaper accounts, the twelve chamber exhibit moves on to San Antonia. The plan, after that, is to take it to seventy cities in twenty years. A 55 minute audio guide is available in eleven languages. 

YouTube Link

A Shroud Exhibit Comes to Decatur, Illinois

Tony Reid reporting in the Herald & Review:

Accompanying the shroud [full-size] photograph is a 92-panel information display outlining the history of the shroud and explaining the horrors of death by crucifixion. There is also an almost life-size sculpture of Christ crucified, showing in bloody precision the wounds described in biblical accounts and also portraying those as seen on the shroud.

Knights of Columbus member Bud Walsh arranged for the exhibit’s visit and said it was put together by the Center for the Study of the Passion of the Christ and the Holy Shroud.[*]

The exhibit is on loan from the Conventual Franciscan Friars of Marytown, who loan it to Catholic parishes, schools and Knights of Columbus councils.

“I am just in awe of it, I really am,” said Walsh. “And it takes 1,800-square-feet of space to be able to display it and the 92 information panels.”

Visitor Susan Vasquez, seeing it for the first time Tuesday, was left struggling for words. “I almost feel like I am in the presence of a miracle,” said Vasquez, 67, who lives in Decatur. “I am going to tell all my friends about it.”

With so many exhibits popping up, mostly it seems in the Midwest of the United States, one begins to wonder how many organizations are sponsoring exhibits like this. See GuildStar for this organization: Address: Lisle, IL 60532; EIN: 39-1290575; NTEE Category: X Religion, Spiritual Development, X83 (Religious Printing, Publishing); Ruling Year: 1978

Don’t get me wrong; I’m generally in favor of as many exhibits and presentations as possible.

Should you ever need to assist setting up one of these exhibits, this fifteen minute video will help. Otherwise you can watch it for entertainment if you have run out of everything else to do in life.

Jacksons to Visit Hanover, Pennsylvania in October

imageJennifer Wentz reports in The Evening Sun of Hanover, Pennsylvania, that Shroud of Turin experts prepare visit to Hanover area. Hanover is a town about 15 minutes east of Gettysburg:

A 42-square-foot piece of linen displayed in a cathedral in northern Italy bears the image of a man.

Is that man Jesus of Nazareth? That’s a question historians, theologians and scientists have debated for centuries.

In 1978, John Jackson led an in-depth study of the cloth, known today as the Shroud of Turin. His wife, Rebecca, has also devoted her life to its study.

These two scientists will come to Conewago Township on Oct. 18 to discuss their findings as part of a two-day seminar organized by Hanover residents Jess and Luz Socrates.  [ . . . ]

Shroud of Turin Conference

Oct. 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sacred Heart Basilica, 30 Basilica Dr., Conewago Township

$50, includes dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday

ShroudConference@gmail.com, Facebook.com/ShroudConference or Luz Socrates at 717-873-3650

The Trimurti of the Italian scientific-experimental studies on the Shroud

Expecting some news accounts out of Bari?

imageHere is a rough Google translation from the Amici della Sindone (Friends of the Shroud) Facebook page. They are starting to arrive in Bari:

Originally they were 3, then 4 … there will be several others (and others), but they were scattered here and there … so here’s to you, for now, the Trimurti [great trinity, threesome, triad] of the Italian scientific-experimental studies on the Shroud of Turin, [and] the more gregarious one from Spain

St. Louis Conference Press Release

The following press release appears today in Christian Newswire

Experts on the Shroud of Turin Gathering in St. Louis

Contact: Joe Marino, Conference Chairman, 614-477-1480; Mark Antonacci, Resurrection of the Shroud Foundation, 636-938-3708

imageST. LOUIS, Sept. 2, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ –International experts on the controversial Shroud of Turin will gather in St. Louis in October to present and discuss the latest discoveries on the burial cloth purported to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ. The International Conference, called Shroud of Turin: The Controversial Intersection of Faith and Science, will be held October 9-12 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Chesterfield. This will be the first Shroud Conference held in the United States since 2008.

More than 30 Shroud experts from around the world will be presenting information on the latest discoveries about the Shroud. The experts, or sindonologists, represent such diverse fields as archeology, physics, iconography and theology. Conference chair and sindonologist Joe Marino says, "I’m particularly excited that we have many new presenters since the last USA Conference in 2008."

One of the keynote speakers is Bruno Barberis, Director of the International Center of Sindonology in Turin. Another keynote speaker is St. Louis native The Most Reverend Michael John Sheridan, Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Renowned Shroud lecturer, Russ Breault, will begin the conference on Thursday evening. Barrie Schwortz, Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) is currently slated to give two presentations.

Other special presenters include historian and attorney Jack Markwardt, biologist and teacher Kelly Kearse, and artist Veronica Piraccini. A complete list of speakers, and the tentative program can be found at the conference website www.stlouisshroudconference.com.

The conference, sponsored by The Resurrection of the Shroud Foundation and the Salt River Production Group, will begin on Thursday evening, October 9 and conclude at noon on Sunday, October 12. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in the Shroud.

Royal Oak Exhibit of the Shroud of Turin Extended

clip_image001We covered this in Seventy Cities in Twenty Years Starting in Royal Oak, Michigan. Now we learn from the Gannnett newspaper, the Observer & Eccentric:

As the new academic year begins, many schools are planning field trips to see the Shroud for its historical and scientific significance. After Royal Oak, the Shroud will head to San Antonio.

The Shroud of Turin has been believed for nearly two millennia to be the cloth used to wrap the body of Jesus of Nazareth. The Shroud itself has been a source of comfort to Christians and a source of controversy for scientists as to its authenticity.

People of all religions have come to their own conclusions by visiting the exhibit at 3506 Rochester Road, just north of 13 Mile.

This self-guided, audio-visual, one-hour tour has 12 chambers with more than 50 artifacts from throughout history dating back to 14 AD. Artifacts include a relic containing an actual piece of the Shroud from Pope Clement XII dated 1730, a Solidus coin from 685 AD — the first to feature the face of Christ — the Tiberius Tribute coin, manuscripts, a 1st century Roman spear from the first century, and a painting of Christ on cotton that was shown in Lisbon for over 200 years,. The exhibit is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Albanian and Arabic.

The exhibit will visit 70 U.S. cities over the next 20 years. It was created in Spain by a man named Alvaro Blanco. He researched the Shroud for many years, and almost went bankrupt locating unique historic pieces and setting up the exhibit.

Final Program for Bari Conference

imageThe Program for Workshop on Advance in the Turin Shroud Investigation is now online. Note that regular papers are limited to 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. This seems a stark contrast to the way the St. Louis conference will be doing things: not allowing questions at the time of presentations but having a Q&A online facility that will be open to the public.

Looks like a good conference.

Another 2015 Pilgrimage to Turin, Florence and Rome

imageThis tour is being led by Msgr. Gregory A. Gier of The Cathedral of the Holy Family of Nazareth in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Click here or on the image for an online brochure. 

This tour seems to be specifically for parishioners of the cathedral:

. . . parishioners are invited to join Msgr. Gier on an unforgettable pilgrimage to Turin to see the Shroud, then on to Florence, Assisi, Siena, and finally Rome.  Msgr. Gier will offer Holy Mass daily at many of the important churches we will visit, including St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  The dates are April 19 – 28, 2015. 

Russ Breault, Barrie Schwortz, John and Rebecca Jackson at Prophecy Conference

imageRuss Breault writes on his Shroud Encounter Facebook page:

Anyone near Colorado Springs? I will be speaking 4 times at the upcoming Pikes Peak Prophecy Conference:

  • Friday 7/25 at 3:30–"Unholy Obsession–When Hitler Tried to Steal the Shroud"
  • Saturday 7/26 at 8:30 AM–"Seven Secrets of the Sacred Shroud"
  • Saturday at 3:30 PM–"A Q&A with Russ Breault, Barrie Schwortz, and John and Rebecca Jackson"
  • Saturday at 5:00 PM–"God is in the Details" Main auditorium and will be streamed live.
  • Conference will be held at the Colorado Springs Marriott–Tech Center Dr.

Bari Conference: A scientific event unprecedented in Puglia

imageIlikepuglia reports: Shroud of Turin, Bari researchers and scholars from around the world: [is The an] international scientific event [is] unprecedented in Puglia. Well, you get the idea. That was a work-over of a Goggle translation. The following paragraphs are raw translation:

The event, titled "Advances in the Turin Shroud Investigation 2014" (developments in the investigation Shroud) and briefly indicated by the acronym ATSI 2014 should be talked much about it, according to the expectations of researchers and studies dare around the world.

For the first time, in fact, a scientific organization of international first class as the ‘Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), present in 150 countries around the world, headquartered in New York, which includes in itself the best studios dare and researchers around the world in the field of electrical engineering and electronics, has inserted between the themes of his meetings the studies o research on a subject so well known and debated as the Shroud of Turin. The merit of the initiative should be recognized prof. Dario Petri, as President of the Italian Section of the IEEE, which was followed by the accession of prof. Francis Lattarulo, afferent sindonologist at the Politecnico di Bari, who took over the task of overall coordination and local levels.

This is unprecedented, no doubt about it and not just in Puglia.