For centuries, historians and religious scholars have debated the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. Now, locals can judge for themselves when a replica is presented right here in Central Florida.
The Diocese of Central Florida on Friday, Oct. 6, announced that the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 251 E. Lake Brantley Drive, Longwood, will display a replica of the Holy Shroud of Turin from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28.
Parishioners and guests are invited to visit and learn about the interesting history of the Shroud, including information about its authenticity. On hand to speak and answer questions about the 16-foot X 4-foot Shroud is Gary Chiang, Ph.D., a professor of Biology and chair of the Department of Biology at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario.
Chang, who has spent more than two decades studying the Shroud of Turin, a length of linen bearing the image of a man who is thought to be Jesus of Nazareth, is considered a leading expert on faith and science as it applies to the Holy Shroud of Turin.
Having received his doctorate in Invertebrate Neurobiology from the University of Toronto in 1982, Chang currently is the Director of the Arthur Custance Centre for Science and Christianity, a center that explores the relationship between science and scripture.
To register for the event, call 407-788-3704 or complete the form online at http://bit.ly/2vByQbB on the internet.