Did you know there was
"photographical" evidence documenting the dynamic power and
energy used to resurrect Jesus Christ?
Shroud and Sudarium are the linen cloths found
left behind in the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. The shroud bears the
image of Jesus Christ, and both attest to physical trauma
and injuries consistent with a Roman crucifixion and the wearing
crown of thorns.
John 20:4-7 King James Version (KJV)
4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did
outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5 And he
stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes
lying; yet went he not in. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter
following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth
the linen clothes lie, 7 And the napkin, that was about his
head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together
in a place by itself.
If you've never heard
of the the Shroud of Turin or the Sudarium of Oviedo you're
in for an amazing journey of discovery here today. For those
who have been introduced to these two historic fabrics,
you'll be happy to see and hear more recent findings and
information found in the videos and links presented on this
We start with Joe Cortes of
ministries giving you an introduction to both the Shroud and
the Sudarium. Joe Cortes is quick to point out these relics
of Christianity are not to be worshipped, but rather, seen
as evidence to the death and resurrection of the only one
deserving our worship, Jesus Christ. (Note:
Link to pdf
referred to in video)
www.shroud.com The oldest and
most complete historical archive of Shroud science.
The Shroud of Turin Research Project (often
abbreviated as STURP) refers to a team of scientists which
performed a set of experiments and analyses on the Shroud of
Turin during the late 1970s and early 1980s. STURP issued
its final report in 1981.
The origins of the group go back to the experiments of
physicist John P. Jackson, thermodynamicist Eric Jumper and
photographer William Mottern in 1976. Using the ideas
invented in aerospace science for building three dimensional
models from images of Mars, Eric Jumper built initial
devices to test the photographs of the Shroud of Turin.
These were the first experiments relating to the shroud
performed by scientists.
In March 1977, Jackson, Jumper and Mottern invited a few
other scientists to join them to form a team for the
analysis of the Shroud. The first meeting took place in
Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group had no official
sponsorship and the scientists funded their own activities.
They also managed to arrange gifts and loans of technical
equipment whose value was estimated at over $2 million.
Nuclear physicist Tom D'Muhala headed STURP. Apart from
Jackson, Jumper, and Motten the team included thermal
chemist Raymond N. Rogers, and Ron London, and Roger Morris,
all from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Other team members
included Don Lynn of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, biophysicist John Heller, photographers Vern
Miller and Barrie Schwortz, optical physicist Sam Pellicori,
and electric power experts John D. German and Rudy Dichtl,
as well as forensic pathologist Robert Bucklin. STURP
included no experts on medieval art, archaeology, or
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the
shroud in Turin, it was displayed to the public in Turin
from 27 August to 8 October 1978, with about 3 million
visitors attending the exposition under bullet-proof glass.
For the next 5 days after the exposition the STURP team
analyzed the shroud around the clock at the royal palace
adjoining Turin Cathedral, some scientists sleeping while
STURP team members continued their research after access to
the shroud and published many of theirs results in
scientific journals and proceedings. In 1981, in its final
report, STURP wrote:
"We can conclude for now that the Shroud image is that of
a real human form of a scourged, crucified man. It is not
the product of an artist. The
blood stains are composed of hemoglobin and also give a
positive test for serum albumin. The image is an ongoing
mystery and until further chemical studies are made, perhaps
by this group of scientists, or perhaps by some scientists
in the future, the problem remains unsolved."
What was it like to be a part of the STURP research
The video below is a lecture given by Barrie Schwortz, the
official photographer of the STURP team, and the owner
operator of www.shroud.com.
Mr. Schwortz is one of the only two living members of the
team. Since the 1978 STURP event, Mr. Schwortz has become
the most sought after expert speaker on the subject. In the
next video you will get his eyewitness testimony about the
events leading up to, during, and after the research project
in Turin finished. It's a fascinating look into people that
were the only ones EVER to have access to the Shroud of
Turin for scientific research. Enjoy!
The Advent of Photography
Brings Out a Picture of the Miraculous
On the left we see the of the head of Jesus transferred to
the linen cloth
as it looks with the naked eye.
On the right we see a photograph of the same image. Here we
can see the face of Jesus in great detail. Turns out, the image
on the linen is a negative, when photographed and developed
the image turns positive.
Holographic 3D Imaging
While the world of science has
brought us the answers to many of the mysteries of the
Shroud of Turin, what they can not surmise is exactly how
the image was transferred to the linen. They presently
believe it had to be some kind of
radioactive event. While they're busy working on finding
the scientific answer, it's easy for the believer to assume the power
unleashed by God to resurrect his son was tantamount to that
used for all creation. The purest of light hitting the
purest of darkness. Or in this case, the purest of life
hitting the purest of death meant the instant eradication of
death, resulting in the body of Jesus passing through the
shroud as light, leaving behind not only his image, but also
with full holographic three dimensional properties, as has
been documented by science and seen below.
John 8:12 - Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I
am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
One can also imagine a
split second after the image was transferred, his eyes were
open and he rose to life!
Above: Perfect fit of Sudarium of Oviedo (right) to the face on the
Shroud of Turin (left).
Men of Value
In the words of James Riordan
"Most of us have heard a great deal about the Shroud of
Turin but how many know about the Sudarium of Oviedo. While
the Shroud was the linen garment that was laid over the body
of Jesus in the tomb, the Sudarium was the cloth wrapped
around the head of Jesus after he died. The news is that
scientists have now confirmed that the Shroud and the
Sudarium came from the same person. While many believe they
were both used on the body of Jesus Christ, the new evidence
doesn’t prove or disprove that assumption but it does
provide some validity in that, as believed, both cloths came
from the same person."Click
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