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Is this the Real Face of Jesus Christ ?

Real Face of Jesus

Jesus of Nazareth

  • A team of computer graphics artists uses cutting-edge 3D technology to bring a holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin to life, and to answer a question that has captivated painters, sculptors, scholars and theologians for hundreds of years : What did Jesus Christ look like ? I saw “The Real Face of Jesus” of History Channel in 2012.

Real Face of Jesus 3D

  • The Shroud of Turin bears the full-body, back-and-front image of a crucified man that is said to closely resemble the New Testament description of the passion and death of Christ. The 14-foot cloth long has posed mysteries because of its age and its negative image of a bloodstained and battered man who has been crucified. Believers claim it to be the miraculous image of Jesus, formed as he rose from the dead.

Real Face of Jesus -Shroud of Turin

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Turin Shroud - Jesus Christ

Why was the statue of Christ the Redeemer built ?

Because it was built as a Symbol of Brazilian Christianity

  • Christ the Redeemer is located in the Tijuca Forest National Forest, at the top of the Corcovado Mountain, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Christ the Redeemer is the largest art deco statue in the world. It is 98 feet tall (not including the 26 foot pedestal), and the arms stretch to 92 feet wide.
  • The statue weighs approximately 635 tonnes.
  • Christ the Redeemer is the 5th largest statue of Jesus.
  • The chosen statue is meant to show that Christ loves all and will embrace all that come to him.
  • The right arm points to south Rio de Janeiro and the left arm points to north Rio de Janeiro.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The first suggestion to build a large religious monument was made in the 1850s by a Catholic priest names Pedro Maria Boss. The request for financing wasn’t approved because Princess Isabel was not a fan of the idea. The request was officially denied in 1889 when Brazil mandated the separation of church and state. A petition started by a group in the early 1920s, called the Catholic Circle of Rio, was successful. Construction began in 1922 and took nine years to complete.
Aerial view of the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aerial view of the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Christ the Redeemer and the Moon

Christ the Redeemer Quiiz

Christ the Redeemer Map

Christ the Redeemer History -

Christ the Redeemer at Night

Where is the Oldest Surviving Church in the World ?

Dura-Europos church in Syria 

  • Dura-Europos (“Fort Europos“) is a ruined Hellenistic-Roman walled city built on cliff 90 meters above the banks of the Euphrates river. It is located near the village of Salhiyé, in today’s Syria. It was constructed early in the third century and was converted for use as a Christian church at some point between 240-250 CE.
  • Several walls still standing, oldest images of Jesus discovered within the surviving frescoes of the large baptistry room. Fragments of parchment scrolls with Hebrew texts unearthed containing Christian Eucharistic prayers closely connected with the prayers in the Didache.

Dura Europos

Dura Europos, Syria

Dura-Europos Temple, Syria

Dura-Europos Church Blueprint

Dura-Europos - Baptistery in Church (3rd C.)

Dura-Europos - Interior Wall of Synagogue, Syria

Dura-Europos Synagogue Syria