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The Shroud of Turin

by Bob Lord Author · Penny Lord Author

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   Not today

This was the cloth which held the Body of Jesus. At a minimum, it would be considered a relic of the Savior. At most, it was a precious keepsake of the death and resurrection of Jesus. And probably, when Jesus left us after 40 days, this cloth was one of the few mementos they had of the physical presence of Jesus among them.

What happened to it next? The answers to this question are documented in part. One of the gaps was officially filled in just this year. But there are areas where we have to employ "What if", and "Why not". Another question we're not sure how to answer is when did the image of His Face, and then His whole Body, become visible for all to see? Let's begin with tradition. St. Jude Thaddeus was the cousin of Jesus. He is known to have evangelized the area around Turkey. He is also the only one of the apostles, who wore a large medal around his neck, with the Image of Jesus on it. There is a tradition that has to do with the emir of Edessa in Turkey, Abgar who lived during the time of Jesus. Abgar was a leper, and he had heard about Jesus and His healing power. He wrote to Jesus, asking Him to come to Edessa and cure Abgar. Jesus responded that He could not come, but would send one of His disciples, who would heal Abgar.

Jesus died, and tradition has it that His cousin, Jude Thaddeus took on the task of going to Edessa to fulfill the request of Abgar for a healing, and also to evangelize the area. Tradition also has it that he brought with him a cloth handkerchief which had on it a faint image of Jesus; similar to the medal Jude Thaddeus wore around his neck. When Abgar saw the image of Jesus, he was immediately healed and converted to Christianity. In addition, he also had his emirate converted to Christianity.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Journeys of Faith
Imprint:
Smashwords Edition
Publication Date:
2011

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Bob Lord (Author)

Bob and Penny Lord renowned Catholic Authors and hosts on EWTN. They are best known for their media on Miracles of the Eucharist and Many Faces of Mary. They have been dubbed experts on the Catholic Saints. They produced over 200 television progra...

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Penny Lord (Author)

Bob and Penny Lord renowned Catholic Authors and hosts on EWTN. They are best known for their media on Miracles of the Eucharist and Many Faces of Mary. They have been dubbed experts on the Catholic Saints. They produced over 200 television progra...

More about Penny Lord
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