SHROUD ENCOUNTER is coming to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 PM in the St. Nicholas Banquet Center. Doors open at 6:30.

Shroud Encounter is a production of the Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. and will be presented by international expert Russ Breault. The presentation is a fast moving, big-screen experience using over 200 images covering all aspects of Shroud research. A museum quality life-size replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display.

Mr. Breault has been featured in several national documentaries seen on CBS, History Channel EWTN and Discovery. He was interviewed last year for Good Morning America to discuss the latest research. He has presented at numerous colleges and universities including Duke, West Point, Johns Hopkins, Penn State and many others.

The Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world yet remains a mystery.  The 14-foot long linen cloth that has been in Turin, Italy for over 400 years and bears the faint front and back image of a 5’10” bearded, crucified man with apparent wounds and bloodstains that match the crucifixion account as recorded in the bible. Millions of people over the centuries have believed it be the actual burial shroud of Jesus. The historical trail tracks back through Italy, France, Asia Minor (Turkey) and may have originated in the Middle East according to botanical evidence.

Admission is free, but seating is limited.  Reservations are required and can be made by email at or at 330-305-9540 by telephone. Sponsored by the St Nicholas Sisterhood as part of the parish’s yearlong 100th Anniversary Celebration.