The authenticity of what is widely believed to be Christ’s burial cloth — The Shroud of Turin — is the focus of a May 9th presentation in Anchorage. The event is part of the monthly speaker series presented by the local chapter of Catholics United for the Faith.
Presenter Bob Bird will look at the significance, history and science behind one of the world’s most fascinating religious artifacts. The event includes a life-sized replica of the Shroud of Turin, as well as photos and discussion on the Sudarium of Oviedo, the Manoppello Cloth, the INRI sign, the Holy Grail, the Crown of Thorns and the Robe of Trier — all of which have a known location and reasonable possibility of being authentic.
Bird is currently host of The Bird’s Eye View radio show on KSRM in Kenai. He is a former U.S. Senate candidate for Alaska and has taught Western Civilization and U.S. history at Kenai Peninsula College. His talk takes place May 9 in the upper room banquet hall at Gallo’s Mexican Restaurant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for those who wish to order meals, and the presentation begins at 7pm. The evening includes a talk, followed by questions and answers until 8:30 p.m.
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