What Forensic Studies of the Shroud of Turin can tell us about the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus

Friday, Dec. 8


Exaltation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church

10030 N. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85028


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What did the Apostle John see when he looked in the empty tomb? What can ancient historical records, astronomy, early iconography, ancient coins, pollen grains, rock dust, bloodstains, and DNA on two ancient linen cloths reveal about the Crucifixion, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ?

New forensic studies of the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo vividly bring to life details of the last hours of Jesus

Presenter: The Rev. Dcn. Stephen Muse, PhD, LMFT

Rev. Dn. Stephen Muse, PhD, LMFT is a pastoral counselor, marriage and family therapist. He is Director of Education and Counselor Training at the Pastoral Institute, Inc. in Columbus, Georgia where he is also directs Clergy-in-Kairos, a nationally recognized intensive out-patient stress and wellness program for clergy and their spouses.

Prior to his entry into the Greek Orthodox Church in 1993, he pastored a Presbyterian congregation for 11 years and helped begin an out-patient psychiatric clinic in Delta, PA. He serves on the Assembly of Canonical Bishops Pastoral Praxis Committee, as an advisor to the OCA task force on Spiritual Abuse and is past president of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion and now serves on the Advisory Board.

He has contributed chapters in ten books, and is author of 60+ articles and book reviews for various professional and trade magazines including national award winning research in the area of religious integration and clinical empathy of therapists. His work has been translated into Russian, Greek, Swedish, Serbian and used in Romania. He served as Managing Editor of The Pastoral Forum from 1993 to 2002

Fr. Stephen is a founding member and first parish council President of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Columbus, GA where he currently serves as a deacon. He and his wife Diakonissa Claudia have four children, a grand-daughter and four grandsons. They live in Columbus, Georgia.

His books include

  • Treasures in Earthen Vessels: Prayer and the Embodied Life, Waymart, PA: St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press, 2017
  • Be Your Self – Amim’s Great Discovery (Greek and English editions, 2016).
  • Caregivers as Healers & Confessors, Muse, S., Berg, J., Woroncow, H. (eds.), Witchita, Kansas: Eighth Day Institute, 2016
  • The Peddler and the Disenchanted Mirror (Greek and English Edition, 2016)
  • Being Bread (2013, 2015)
  • When Hearts Become Flame: An Eastern Orthodox Approach to the διά-Λογος of Pastoral Counseling. (2011, 2015) (Greek Edition in 2014)
  • Raising Lazarus: Integral Healing in Orthodox Christianity, (2004)
  • Beside Still Waters: Restoring the Souls of Shepherds in the Market Place (2000)

Lunch is free. An offering will be taken to cover costs.
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