Recently, at a forum on faith and science hosted by Fr. Spitzer, the excellent physicist and speaker/author, we exchanged a few words. I asked him what was his take on the possibility the Shroud was actually the Last Supper table altar cloth.
I view it as a video creed since it meets so much of our shared beliefs in the Nicene Creed’s (Greek: Σύμβολον τῆς Νικαίας or, τῆς πίστεως, Latin: Symbolum Nicaenum). Nicene comes from Nicaea (present day İznik, Turkey) from the First Council of Nicaea in 325. Godincidentally, 3/25 is the day Church tradition recognizes Jesus became Man on March 25 (9 months previous to Dec 25) via the conception, AND He died per the Gregorian calendar; Sindonologists Steve and Nancy and others recognize on the Jewish calendar, the Christ died on Friday the 13th month of Nisan.
After all, Jesus IS the center of HiStory, history, the world and of course Eternity. Look at some of the Nicene passages; highlighted in red those that the Shroud satisfy:
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God,] Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father;
By whom all things were made [both in heaven and on earth];
Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down and was incarnate and was made man;
He suffered, and the third day He rose again, ascended into heaven…
In our brief converse, Fr Spitzer mentioned he wasn’t so sure about the bloodless Lamb of God events emblazoned on the Shroud, but that Mrs Jackson had been pestering him with this idea; she is the wife of the (Shroud of Turin Research Project) STURP commission lead Dr. John Jackson, that started investigating the Shroud of Turin in earnest a few decades ago.
I closed with this, though we didn’t see eye to eye: I tossed out the idea that as the impromptu funeral director, the secret wealthy disciple, Joseph of Arimathea (JofA)couldn’t find a funeral shoppe to get a proper burial shroud in the mayhem (even tho in Mark, JofA ‘having bought a linen cloth’ is mentioned, we the readers don’t know if he purchased it before the day of preparation and Last Supper…). And a couple other quick ideas.
I should have mentioned to the amazing Fr Spitzer the scripture about the woman who kept going to the judge over and over again and finally got her way. Sometimes, it’s good to listen to the lady! Actually, pretty much often in my experience of raising 11 kids being married to an earthly saint named Donna who art in heaven today.
Thank yous: Dr. John and Rebecca Jackson, the rest of the STURP crew and Sindonologists everywhere, thank you for your efforts. I believe God is the Eternal Treasure Bury-er, leaving physical objects, bodies, signs and symbols throughout history (err His Story) for us to discover as our technological abilities improved. For example, on Mary’s tilma, no one knew about the optically correct photograph in the eye or the star chart until computers and photovoltaic innovations occurred..
And Rebecca, you have an ally in Mrs. Matthew (Betty) Arnold. But what do i know? I’m just a dad of 11.
Confession: I have been following the fascinating Shroud for four decades, often having the Steve and Nancy B speak with slides at the three churches I was staff for; also, visited the Shroud Center often when it was in HBeach and now at Santiago Retreat Center. I floated this idea a couple decades ago, heard the rumor the cloth might have candle stains and food particles on it. But, nothing QED as of yet. (Lingua Latinum for Quid Est Demonstravit: It Has been demonstrated.)
I consider the Shroud as one of the “seeing is believing” faith gifts, eternal clues like Mary’s cloak/Tilma at Tinoctitlan, many Eucharistic miracles like Terri Schiavo Schindler & Lanciano, the Great Pyramid of Egypt mentioned in Isaiah 19:19-20 (another Catholic relic/icon math/science gift) and those dead but incorrupt saints like St Padre Pio: after six decades, St Pio looks like he’s taking a nap in Italy in a Sleeping Beauty glass case.
But, the possibility that the Shroud spans four, not just three days, is intriguing for a few good reasons. Certainly, those four days, other than Jesus’ birth, are extremely important in Church history. Quaduum (my coined word) for the 4th Day.
“Fourth day”, to many in the neocanonical movements like Cursillo and Search, means the next day after a 3 day retreat: the day we evangelize what we have learned, preaching the Gospel by our actions. Using words if necessary. Quaduum Cloth would encompass from JofA’s upper room table cloth that became the first altar cloth, through the 4th day, the rest of time on earth Catholics of good will teach the world the His Story of Jesus.
The Scientific Case for the Shroud as the Quaduum Cloth of Jerusalem, Edessa and Turin.
A videocreed of salvation history?
Assumptions: the time after the Last Supper in Joseph of Arimathea’s upper room restaurant quickly went from a Seder celebration to a time of betrayal and dismay.
The secret disciple would have been in the shadows through the triumphant re-entry to Jerusalem a week before, possibly at the Last Supper and eventually to Golgotha. In Mark this gospel rotation, Jesus sent two disciples “into the city and a man will meet you, carrying a water jar”. They were told to follow the water bearer, talk to the master (JofA) with these words: “The Teacher says, ‘Where is my guest room where i May eat the Passover with my disciples?’
We know the two were NOT the Apostles because Mark tells us”When it was evening, He came with the Twelve.”
In Biblical alphanumerics, the number 12 symbolizes God’s power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation. It can also symbolize completeness or the nation of Israel as a whole. For example, Jacob (Israel) had twelve sons, each of which represented a tribe begun by a prince, for 12 princes total. Ishmael, who was born to Abraham through Hagar, also had twelve princes.
Interestingly, in Leviticus 24, God specified that twelve unleavened cakes of bread be placed every week in the temple with frankincense next to each of the two piles that were to be made. The priests were commanded to change the bread every Sabbath day. Also note, Jesus told the eleven disciples (recall, by this time, Judas had killed himself) that God had given Him ALL power and authority in both earth and heaven (God’s divine authority – Matthew 28:18). Rev 7 talks of “Twelve thousand from each tribe of Israel (144,000 total)”.
God the Ultimate Designer and Creator leaves zero to chance. Finally, Revelations describes New Jerusalem, which is made in heaven and brought to the earth by God himself, contains 12 gates made of pearl which are each manned by an angel. Over each gate will be one of the names of Israel’s twelve tribes. The walls are 144 cubits high (12 multiplied by itself – Revelation 21:16 – 17), with the city itself being 12,000 furlongs square. Of course, most Catholic/Christian scholars are aware the GPGiza was covered with 144,000 brilliant casing/cover stones
Since JofA supplied the room, would he have been in the room for the festivities? Maitre d’ or servant? But, note that after Jesus notified the betrayer of his future actions, on the table cloth ‘bought by JofA?’, He turned bread and wine into the bloodless sacrifice, known by different names such as the Eucharist, the Mass and others.
In Matthew, we read: When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who was himself a disciple of Jesus.58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be handed over.
59 Taking the body, Joseph wrapped it [in] clean linen 60 and laid it in his new tomb that he had hewn in the rock.
in John: So JofA came and took his body. 39 Nicodemus, the one who had first come to him at night, also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes weighing about one hundred pounds. 40 They took the body of Jesus and bound it with burial cloths along with the spices, according to the Jewish burial custom. 41 Now in the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried. 42 So they laid Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation day; for the tomb was close by.
A wealthy member of the Sanhedrin, JofA had fallen in love with our Savior. As you see, he asked and got permission to be Jesus’ funeral coordinator from Pilate but he did not know until after Pilate was surprised it happened so fast, that he would be given the right to move him from Golgotha. Important to note: the tomb was close by, actually in the garden near Golgotha, that JofA had ‘bought a linen cloth, and from John 20. ‘When Simon Peter arrived after him (John), he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths[f] there, 7 and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.’
Note: the Sudarium (the face cloth now in Ovieto Spain) was separate from other burial cloths, plural. Was the Last Supper Altar cloth the fine linen cloth? What was the other cloth or cloths John speaks about that he and Peter first saw.
Observations: the Shroud of Turin is approximately 14 x 3 feet long, made of a 1×3 herringbone weave, a costly and fine linen cloth more suitable to Kosher tables of the Jews than as a less expensive burial cloth.
It was folded into three sections for transport (or 1x1foot showing the Face?); I believe that St Jude Thaddeus was the transportation director after Jesus’ death and resurrection: probably folded (no Fedex or Amazon those days) for ease of carrying (he’s always pictured with a walking stick and Jesus hanging from his neck) with face out in a leather frame. 1 foot x 1 foot may be too tight a fold, but one foot square would fit on St Jude’s chest comfortably while he hiked to Edessa and beyond.
But NOOO, early Church translators! Jude didn’t have a gold medallion or Olympic medal, around his neck: he was carrying the ‘Mandylion’, the ‘image made without human hands” (hat tip “Face: the Truth”). Not taking the top platform at an Olympics award ceremony
After all, the 33ad Church didn’t have raw gold, a mint or money left after their last dinner party; Judas wasn’t the best treasurer, having squandered the ‘treasury’ and tossed the 30 silver pieces away; no dinero to strike a gold medal to hang around the Apostles and Disciples. I believe a bit too much artistic license on all those Danny Thomas St Jude Hospital cards, though i love the charity and their work.
Even today, our Church is susceptible to secularist exaggerations and frauds all too often, like androgenic climate change, for example. The Truth is fine by itself. No embellishment needed.
I am sure the rendering of a giant golden Jesus selfie was innocent, but it might be missing an incredible link within Salvation History.
Shroud ironies to be considered:
The linen altar cloth of the true Catholic Mass is 14 x 3 feet.
The Purificator used at Mass is 14″ long (x 9″ wide) and folded into three, each section being 3″ wide.
Hypothesis: NO burial shops open in Jerusalem on Friday the 13th day of Nisan on the day before the Scriptural Sabbath Passover: 14 Nisan
While enjoying the dinner, none of the disciples or apostles, maybe Mary, but not the attendants, would have suspect Jesus was just hours away from tragedy.
Time was short as Jesus was dying on the cross less than 30 hours later.
It was on Friday the 13th day of Nisan after sundown that Holy Thursday (correlated to Catholic tradition’s March 25th, the day of His conception coincident with His death: Jesus was “born to die” that we might live), the day before the actual Passover.
Minor secondary conjecture: was March 25th the first day of spring at one time, now off by calendar error, for God’s design? Hmm. Talk about layers of religio-scientific symbolism using real people and objects, connecting the GPG to the Shroud and it’s frozen in time clock of the Quaduum, with the Guadalupe cloth and OT verses on the stars, like Abraham’s descendants.
Did our Swiss clock calendar makers drop a few days somewhere along the way?
Historically,St. Peter, St. Jude, St. James, St Andrew split. The apostles had scattered and stayed at a distance, except John and His mother.
Scriptures and tradition tell us the woman and son were at the Cross to receive the gift of each other spoken by Jesus from the Cross as He was dying.
But, it was Joseph of Arimathea who took responsibility and sought Pilate’s permission; that Jesus got a proper place to rest, selflessly giving up his personal cave grave not realizing it would be a temporary motel, a motor hotel until the Savior checks out a couple days later. Think about this:
Jude is known as a healer and patron of healings, lost causes and miracles.
Even a leper king in Edessa, where the Shroud was rediscovered centuries later after a climactic event in the city, can attest to that: well, at least this Byzantine painting of a strikingly familiar burial cloth unfolded in King Abgar V’s presence. Leper no more! Did the Shroud caretaker gain his reputation because he handled the first century first class relic in his travels? The debate continues. Dates like 362 and 525ad….
Joseph of Arimathea. Upper room, altar cloth AND Shroud?
Back to Jesus’ day: “The councillor (Lk 23:50) who, after the Crucifixion, requested the body of Christ from Pontius Pilate and provided for a proper burial for Christ. An immensely popular figure in Christian lore, Joseph was termed in the New Testament the “virtuous and righteous man” (Lk 23:50) and the man “who was himself awaiting the kingdom of God” (Mk 15:43). Described as …. . secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews, [he] asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. And Pilate permitted it” (In 19:38). “
From Apochrypha Nicodemus book: “Even though Joseph of Arimathea had attempted to keep his love for Jesus a secret, he boldly went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus to be placed in his trust. This is significant in and of itself. Joseph of Arimathea, not Mary Jesus’ mother, not Mary Magdalene, or any of the apostles were entrusted with the act of taking Jesus down from the cross. Most of the apostles had fled anyway. Joseph took the body and put it in his own tomb. According to various historical sources, Joseph’s actions provoked both the Roman and Jewish elders and he eventually did spend time in prison for his support of Jesus” Well, though this dad of 11 was born before most reading this, I wasn’t there in first century Palestine to observe.
Think about this: Joseph would have had possession of the table cloth after the Last Supper; yet, unlike the holy Cross and Grail, it disappeared. Or did it? Maybe the Holy Spirit inspired Joseph just like Moses was told to strike the Rock once. Not twice?!
Suppose the Shroud was repurposed for a greater use and resides in Turin for its re-display every US census, a visual/video creed of those four most incredible days.
Possibly, as Jesus’ dying approached or before, Joseph of Arimathea realized someone would have to take charge or Jesus would have ended up in a common grave. Could it be the silent disciple was preparing his personal grave cave to receive Our Lord once Bar’Abbas, which name translates to “son of the fathers, was released and crucifixion was the Lord’s fate for real? The True Bar Abba, the Son of the Father, would die.
Would the rules of no mercantile at or after sundown on the Sabbath, which begins at sundown on Fridays, made it impossible to get adequate grave clothes for the Savior? Normally, the Jews would not have their own interred on a Friday especially near sundown. The Sudario, the cloth applied on Jesus’ face after the crucifixion and the burial shroud were discovered by Peter on Easter; note, the Sudario is NOT the face cloth of Veronica (whose name means Latin Vera ‘True’ and Greek Icon “image”= True Image).
Just a few hours before, Jesus and His Apostles experienced the Neo-Passover, the First Passover of the New Covenant and known commonly as the Last Supper.
The Altar Cloth from the bloodless Sacrifice of the true Eternal Passover Lamb had just occurred; would the wealthy Joseph have desired, possibly prompted by the Holy Spirit, to have his servants fetch or bring the Kosher table/altar cloth to the mountain top?
Throughout the Chosen Peoples’ history, many times God had specific instructions for living symbols to help chart Salvation History of His Son.
Recall, when Abraham was tested to kill his son Isaac and he obeyed until told to stand down; God rewarded him with millions, maybe billion or so descendants.
We just heard this in the OT reading in ordinary time: At that time, God shared scientific evidence (His astronomy book) of the billions of stars when he compared the number of the heavenly bodies to the sands of the seashore. Easy for Abraham to scoop up millions of sand particles; stars? Not so much.
This fact took over 1600 more years for we ignorant mankinders to realize (in Galileo’s time) the truth; the Danish Tycho Brahe believed, as late as Galileo’s day, there were about 1000 like so many others. And we want to follow the Algorean Heresy thinking man is all-powerful and controls the weather. Nuts! We can’t even count lighted dots.
Another time, Moses was told to strike the rock and water would come out. Moses half obeyed due to the pain in the butt Israelis’ attitude, but struck the rock TWICE, blowing a perfect allegory for salvation history. His reward: he lost the right to enter Milk&Honeyland, though he later saw from a distance, the Promised Land.
It took until Trump where this renewed land’s true capital was acknowledged by our covenant country, the USA in modern times. 129 other countries REFUSED to accept that the City of Peace is the capital of the Jews. For reasons of irrational politics, not faith.
But, Moses ruined God’s symbolism that the Rock/Christ would have to be struck down ONLY once to produce Living Water. No double die by our Savior
God is jealous about His methods to bring the world to His eternal Son’s eternal banquet. The ETERNAL last Supper. David did not enter the Promised Land either due to blood on his hands.
Think about this last: Jesus died once then rose. But also, the soldier whose feast day is March 15th, Longinus (born in Lanciano, Italy) the Centurion struck Christ once with the spear and produced the Living Water of our dead Savior, as well as blood. What Moses failed to do with the rod, Longinus accomplished with the lance.
Longinus was blind in one eye and spoke the truth as the first convert of the Divine Mercy: water and blood, white and red, issued forth and drenched the soldier’s eye socket..CURED! visually and spiritually. No bones, one of the completing prophecies of over 600 centered on Christ, were broken (as the Shroud recorded as part of the Apostle’s Video
TapeCreed) including the hands, legs, feet or chest. Cartilage yes, skin of course. But no bones.
Back to the Quaduum. Just before they escaped Egypt’s pharoah after nine plagues, the Israelis were told to splash the blood of an unblemished, innocent lamb on their door posts.
It protected the first born boys of ANY family in Egypt, preventing them from being sacrificed. It was the Jewish families who signaled “Pass over us”, while the Egyptian first borns were all killed by the angel of death.
Never mentioned, the first Passover event/plague destroyed the first born male succession to the Pharoah throne in Eqypt: the Pharoah’s son was NOT spared by the angel of death, the 10th plague (10 the number of testimony, law and responsibility; completeness of order. 7 of perfection & completeness. 8 is the number of new beginnings, renewal, rebirth, Resurrection; Jesus symbolized by 888 from the Greek alphanumerics. 17 the number of victory, 40 of probation, testing etc.) that led to the Exodus and drowning of Pharoah’s charioteers. Pharoah lost his army and first born due to his intransigence.
The chosen were spared death due to the innocent lamb’s blood as we do today through the Mass; death “passed over” them. And a day of celebration became real, known as the Passover. We are in the jewish year 5775 and our Jewish friends still celebrate the Seder meal to this day.
Mary, shown here in her Dec 12, 1531 star chart, was at the Last Dinner, possibly directing the servants like she did at Cana. But, think about this: once Jesus said the magic words “This is my Body; this is my Blood”, the innocent Lamb’s blood was given to our first Bishops on an altar/table cloth separated inside an alabaster chalice (that resides in Valencia, Spain today venerated and used by both Pope St John Paul and Benedict XVI); the table cloth also caught any Jesus bloodless body ‘crumbs’ from the unleavened bread first resting on the table or plate. Like any good 14′ x 9″ purificator used today. Folded up, of course, to 14×3 like the Shroud.
During the Exile, the Jews took the “body nourishment” or bread with them, the same type (unleavened) that is the Host on the eternally and continuous Mass throughout the world AND eternity. Today. Living bread called manna was given them in the 40 years exodusing in the deserts; Living Bread is available to us on any day ending with “y”.
Following Palm Sunday, the Apostles received the body and blood of Our Lord for the first time at the last Supper, the first Passover of the New Covenant. Those that did not run away, watched the bloodied body of the same Savior they served for three or so years, on Calvary.
Imagine, if the bloodied True Innocent Lamb of God, the culmination of over 600 prophecies, was wrapped on Good Friday in the Altar Cloth of the first bloodless Sacrifice of the Mass, so that our sins when forgiven are PASSedOVER thanks to the FirstBorn Son of the Living God.
Meanwhile, we are reminded by another altar of the Lord in the midst and at the border of Egypt, that Jesus is the Center of the World, His Story is HiStory, center of Time and Eternity.
Audition for another Catholic universal symbol in stone:
Always remember this:
Jesus is the Center of Time, HiStory and Eternity.
Have you ever heard this? Don’t let the crystallists and tinhat crowd take it away from consideration
Jesus pointed to as the Center of the World, reflected in an ancient Catholic relic built thousands of years ago, that rests on the exact center of the world still today. Of note, a unique representation of Christ and salvation history is built into it:
the Christ Angle that draws a line over both the Exodus launch point (twin Solomonic pillars) AND the House of Bread, a city many of us sing about at Christmas: Beth’lehem.
This line and angle can be replicated easily today; mathematically, it is 26 degrees, 18 minutes, and 9.63 seconds.. In fact, the reader can see this object still true to the cardinal points of the compass by turning on their laptop or tablet, then Google Earthing it: the Great pyramid of Giza. The angle comes from inside the GPG, the ascending passageway, as a continuation of the north face adjusted by 26 degrees, 18 ” and 9.63′ (see the chart)
It is four/(eight actually noticed recently) sided object with no cornerstone on top, missing most of the super brilliant mirrored
144,000 casing stones that once graced its surface (making it the only earthly object visible from the moon) until the 1303ad earthquake turned the surface into a giant Home Depot for the mosques of Cairo, such as the Alabaster Mosque. But some remain below the sand at the GPG’s bottom: sloping 51degree 51min, these casing stones prove it wasn’t always a rock pile but a super bright, smooth building.
It sits on flat stone granite mountain of 13.6 acres.
It is 9131 inches on a side x 4 = a number many might recognize: 36524. 365.24 days in a year forcing those Feb 29ths every four years or so. And an extra one every 100. God put the sun in the sky on this rotation, combining CO2, H20 and sunlight to FEED the WORLD via Photosynthesis. In the Algorean Heretic Bible, God’s miracle work is called Pollution by the Supremes and prostiticians. Sadly
The GPG’s Apex/height to the flat top (no top (corner)stone [check your last dollar bill’s backside and see the flat top under the all seeing eye. No i’m not a FreeMason).
The bible in Isaiah 19:19-20 calls the GPG an ‘altar’ and pillar, and it’s top is 5812.98 inches. Double it (11625.96) and divide it into the length of all 4 sides (4×9131=36524 in.) equals 3.1415. The indeterminate number every 4th grader knows to compute a circle.
The GPG IS a square circle!
Many feasts in March. St Maewin Succot (Patrick) on March 17; St Joseph the 19th. Jesus was conceived and died on March 25, according to Catholic tradition. (3/25 on the Gregorian; but, on the Jewish calendar, Friday the 13th day of Nisan: see Deuteronomy and John’s Gospel for detail)
But March 14 is the secular Feast of the Pi, 3 14. The next day is the ides of March, the feast of the Eucharistic Miracle city (Lanciano) born St Longinus, who caused some of the Shroud’s type AB+ blood staining as he became the first convert and miracle post Jesus’ death.
Centurion Longinus, recall, put his spear (to satisfy prophecy #600+ of Jesus, no bones broken) into His side, water and blood (Divine Mercy imagery) came forth, healed Longinus’ blind eye and made him a true believer. Accident or Godincidence?
Back to the Catholic iconic relic GPG from Isaiah: 19 On that day there shall be an altar to the Lord at the center of Egypt, and a sacred pillar to the Lord near its boundary. 20 This will be a sign and witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt, so that when they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior to defend and deliver them.” An altar, pillar, sign and witness IN Egypt, the home of pagans at that time.
Numerous sites discuss, including the tinfoil hat crowd of crystals. But, of note, all things designed and created by God are maligned by one of His angels whose final resting place will be hellish indeed. Marriage? Divorce and unisex unions. Birth? Abortion. etc
Relevant facts(hat tip ‘ancient codes’):
“Center of Land Mass: The Great Pyramid is located at the center of the land mass of the earth. The east/west parallel that crosses the most land and the north/south meridian that crosses the most land intersect in two places on the earth, one in the ocean and the other at the Great Pyramid. (author’s note: Jesus is the Center of the World)
The four faces of the pyramid are slightly concave, the only pyramid to have been built this way. (author’s note: this concavity matches the curvature of the earth, verified by satellite technology). The centers of the four sides are indented with an extraordinary degree of precision forming the only 8 sided pyramid; this effect is not visible from the ground or from a distance but only from the air, and then only under the proper lighting conditions. This phenomenon is only detectable from the air at dawn and sunset on the spring and autumn equinoxes when the sun casts shadows on the pyramid. (author’s note: zero shadow at the spring equinox at high noon: conjecture: the time Jesus was nailed to the cross we venerate at high noon on Good Friday)
The granite coffer in the “King’s Chamber” is too big to fit through the passages and so it must have been put in place during construction. (author’s note: dimensions of this carved box matches that of the Ark of the Covenant). The coffer was made out of a block of solid granite. This would have required bronze saws 8-9 ft. long set of teeth of sapphires. Hollowing out of the interior would require tubular drills of the same material applied with a tremendous vertical force. ” (author’s note: scholars often poo-poo the accuracy of the Genesis Geneologies but not technology needed in 2141BC)
“The interior temperature is constant and equals the average temperature of the earth, 20 Degrees Celsius (68 Degrees Fahrenheit).
The outer mantle was composed of (aforementioned) 144,000 casing stones, all of them
highly polished and flat to an accuracy of 1/100th of an inch, about 100 inches thick and weighing approx. 15 tons each. Like the one in the British Museum.
The cornerstone foundations of the pyramid have ball and socket construction capable of dealing with heat expansion and earthquakes.
There is evidence of water stains to show the pyramid existed through the flood; as air and water tight it was, a little leakage could be expected.
Recall, at age 480 Noah started his shipbuilding project; his wife must have thought he was in midlife crisis. Next father Noah put four couples, or 8 humans in it who would regenerate the human population when he was age 600; God closed it up, and proceeded to move the continents and land masses, mountains and more; meanwhile RAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME, ending the vapor canopy that had made the whole earth temperate.
And create Shell, Arco, Standard Oil, Socal natural gas, just waiting for the fracters to come along in the 19th century and beyond.
Then He put the rainbow, well known to Leprechans and LGBTetc imagery, in the sky to remind us, every time it rains, God would never destroy the world hydrologically again. Note, how the rainbow first appeared after the first rains of Noah’s time. The Trinity is 3 persons in the One pure Godhead; the prismatic breakup of pure light into three prime colors (red, blue and yellow) indicates God preceded the Shamrock from the beginning. the Rainbow belongs to God, not to those who want to recreate His designs.
GOD IS IN CHARGE of CLIMATE CHANGE and never to destroy by water again.
Another look at these casing stones in a display box above shows their inclination of 51 degrees 50′ 14″, not by accident. Made of highly polished limestone, they reflected the sun’s light and made the pyramid shine like a jewel. . It has been calculated that the original pyramid with its casing stones would act like gigantic mirrors and reflect light so powerful that it would be visible from the moon as a shining star on earth.
Appropriately, the ancient Egyptians called the Great Pyramid “Ikhet“, meaning the “Glorious Light“. How about that for a Name: the Glorious Light of Christ?
Imagine on high noon every Spring Equinox, when it had zero shadow and the sun’s brilliance was focused at its maximum, how bright it would have been.
Sound similar to the Shroud “brilliance” of the absolutely pure white light that exceeds that of all the lasers on earth, 800 billion watts burst over 1/40 billionth of a second as Jesus left the earth for the first time on Easter morn. Imprinting His Glorious Light 3D Image on the Jerusalem cloth in Joseph of Arimathea’s cave grave.
“Aligned True North: The Great Pyramid is the most accurately aligned structure in existence, even today and faces true north with only 3/60th of a degree of error. The position of the North Pole moves over time and the pyramid was exactly aligned at one time.” Author’s note: the north star shown down the ascending passageway, with those doors swiveled open twice: couple years after build (2141bc) and 10 years ago, 2007AD.
In fact, “It is reported that when the pyramid was first broken into that the swivel door, weighing some 20 tons, was so well balanced that it could be opened by pushing out from the inside with only minimal force, but when closed, was so perfect a fit that it could scarcely be detected and there was not enough crack or crevice around the edges to gain a grasp from the outside.” (Author’s note: the secret door opened to a mysterious
time/event road map inside. There is only two carved items in the GPG; it’s a scoring of a circle inside the door around the passage and a carved ONE INCH like a map scale.
<<<<Possibly, the passageway scoring is a starting point to count out pyramid or sacred jewish inches, based on the scaled Jewish inch like on a time map showing: one inch=one year). Way above my pay grade as to whether this was one of the purposes of this miraculous, not repeatable, last wonder of the ancient world.
As it is, the North Star shown down the 344 foot ascending passage twice, in 2141BC and more recently ‘in the year of the Lord’ 2007.
Please note: Jesus was also the Center of Time, up until the secularists, who prefer freedom FROM religion, rejected the Cornerstone (Jesus would fit fine on top of the pyramid) as BC (before Christ) and AD or Anno Domini, lingua latinam for “In the year of the Lord”. BCE and CE are cute, but why change what is the reality: His Story IS history.
Fr. Spitzer and all: what has this to do with the Quaduum Cloth? Read on.
Jesus was wrapped in the Altar Cloth, turning the bloodless altar cloth of Holy Thursday into the bloodied burial cloth of Christ before He was laid to rest in Joseph of Arimathea’s personal tomb. The Innocent Agnus Dei, the Lamb of God wrapped in the cloth He consecrated His Body and Blood on, a forerunner of the bloody sacrifice He must sustain for the sins of the world. Then, Light from Light, True God of True God did a creation reflection of the first time when God said “Let there be light!”
Jesus spent the two nights, THROUGH the old passover celebration and burst through the fine linen with 800 billion watts of pure light energy for 1/40,000,000,000 of a second. No heat, nothing but pure light, leaving the top 50 millionths of an inch of the fibrils imprinted (not singed) with the miraculous Lord’s 3D body.
Holy Thursday. Good Friday. Holy Saturday. Resurrection Sunday. The Quaduum Cloth.
Can we see with Christlike eyes? Longinus saw with one eye, then two what Fr Spitzer sees with no eyes; we may have two fully operational biochemical photovoltaic orbs floating in our eye sockets and STILL miss the truth that God tries, via multimedia, all of His Creation and on multi-levels, to get those He has loved for an eternity to see His plan: History, or His Story IS history!
And the focus of Creation and Eternity. He desires ALL a happy forever.
Theories and Conclusion: the Scientific Method in action
And to get us there, He created upwards of one septillion stars, arranged them in our
galaxy in star-pictures like Leo (of the Tribe of Judah, Jesus the Christ) over Mary’s womb or Virgo (over her heart) on a fragile piece of cactus cloth displayed intact in Mexico City’s Basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Another fascinating astronomical item beyond our galaxy:
Speaking of Virgo, we of the Milky Way, are in the Mother of all Clusters, the Virgo super cluster: it is ‘110 million light years across ( containing about 100 billion times the volume of our galaxy ) engulfing 100 other galaxy clusters, like the Sculptor Group, the Maffei Group, and the M81 cluster (a total of 47,000 galaxies).
Its name, the Virgo Supercluster. Imagine that, Virgo the Virgin is a supercluster and shouts out Mary as the Queen of the Universe…
Recap: After Creation, God planted or contracted it out ot man, a giant star map in the largest Catholic icon-relic that points to and says “Hey, look to Bethlehem”.
Suppose the three wise astronomers, the Magi, may have used their knowledge of the Egyptian pillar/altar and its math computations to get them to Bethlehem.
God guided the exiled Jews via a pillar of light/fire at night and cloud during the day. The Magi could have followed the Christmas star at night, but the bright pillar of light, the GPG, along that Christ angle, without knowing during the day. Can’t ask the Magi much; their bones are interred in Cologne Cathedral today. But when you visit the Egypt and the GPG, take a side trip and see the magnificent golden reliquary in Germany. Three wise men rest there, having accomplished much.
Should you climb up the pyramid, stand on the flat top and take a look around. When Jesus returns with the New Jerusalem, maybe a parking lot?
The Giant Altar-Pillar-@Center of the World
From gizapyramid.com: “It is flat topped and not pointed like a pyramid should be. Usually, when a pyramid was constructed, the top part, or capstone (also called top-stone), was the last thing to be placed on it. It was considered the most important part of the pyramid and was made of special stone or even gold.” Using design analysis, we know the GPG was designed WITHOUT the top stone, not just left off inadverently. The other pyramids are giant graves (GPG is not)and just copies (counterfeit by a false god from hell?), none go below ground level.
So, is the GPG a giant altar just waiting for the return of the King of Kings, who is more precious than gold. to become the ‘top stone’? He certainly would be the most important addition to the GPG.
Remember the 144,000Look at what St John saw on Patmos, Rev 7: “The 144,000 Sealed. 1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth,[b] holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind could blow on land or sea or against any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel come up from the East,[c] holding the seal of the living God…
Again, ignore the UFO crystal people and other counterfeiters of the bizarre: GPG CANNOT be built today by anyone; even Spar Aero’s megamanipulator machine cannot place stones with any where near the accuracy of the original build.
So, GPG was completely covered, ie sealed with 144,000 polished bright casing stones. Why?
The Quaduum? Shroud:
God imprinted through His Son’s lightning fast burst of high energy (estimated 800 billion watts over 1/40,000,000,000 of a second) ZERO heat, just light his organic Image on an expensive 3×1 (Trinity) herringbone (fisher’s of men) weave linen cloth that just maybe Jesus’ funeral director, Joseph of Arimathea, used as a Holy Cloth to surround a Holy Man. Out of necessity, out of inspiration or just a proper use of his table cloth from the night before. I’ll ask him in heaven; until then, we can conjecture and use the scientific method to discern.
The StarMap of 1531.
God imprinted for the bishops of all time, not just Bishop Zumarraga, a star map of Mary and loaded it with castillian roses, on a very cheap (shoulda been gone months later) cactus cloth that rests in the Land of Guadalupe conversions still 500 years later on the Basilica of Tenoctitlan.
And God imprinted on every heart the spiritual hunger to follow His Son, through the Holy Spirit, the GodMan of Cana, completed in the wedding Banquet of Eternity.
Comments N-E 1? what say you about the Quaduum Shroud of Turin Video Cloth
What say you, Betty Arnold or Mrs Rebecca Jackson of STURP fame?
One last favor, pray for me. I just think we are stepping in it as a Church in our hurry to get along with the secularists on fisting God, who IS the ultimate Climate Changer.
Now, if I can just get my beloved Bishops to stop being conned by the Algorean Heresy. When what Dr Valentina Sharkova, the solar physicist calls the Maunder Minimum kicks in in 2020, and global cooling begins to re-enter the scene, a false positive will occur. More bambozzling the Faithful, the environmental justice committees and the world, as we hear: WE Succeeded in changing climate cooler. No the Maunder Minimum as sunspots dimish and heat energy decreases has zero to do with man and cars.
Au contraire, my friends, we have five times as many polar bears today, the Antarctic ice keeps increasing, no worldwide global average temp increase, no seas swelling over Hawaii and no massive melting to the polar caps put there in the time of Noah (see Genesis Geneologies) that dawned the massive decrease in human mortality and life spans. Just adherents of the Algorean Heresy, tons of wasted climate change dollars for gullible grant guzzling pseudo-scientists who threw the Scientific Method out decades ago.
God matches a miracle substance to water and sunlight and FEEDS the WORLD; and the Enlightened among us call it supremely “Pollution”. I call it “photosynthesis” for kicks but more importantly that the Church, like in Galileo’s time, doesn’t become the fool when following winds of doctrines based on false interpretations of religion as well as terribly false interpretations of science.
Prostiticians, especially in Guv Moonbeam Brown’s state, just waste tax money and always want more climate change grant dollars; this diverts and distracts the Church from focusing on helping the poor and spreading the Good News: the Great Commission.
Instead of realizing, God IS the Creator, the Sustainer in Chief, the True Climate Changer (as in the time of Noah).
If He needed climate change ambassadors, He could have given us Simon the magician. Or Al Gore the charlatan to be made priest and prophet. So much technology to help agricultural crop yields, water projects, etc. but instead scarce research $$ going into the ivory tower money pits of idiocy.
But then, what does this dad, in his 34th year of Catholic domicilic pedagogy/home schooling his 11 kids, gift of a sainted Donna, real estate practicitioner, know.
Be a life long learner, researcher and follower of Christ. Like Francis d’ Sales, know one’s imperfections, make amends for mistakes and live each day as if “It’s a GREAT day to be ALIVE!”
Fr. Spitzer is a gift to the Church as he plumbs the heights and depths of the Shroud, of faith and reason, of Science overlapping with True Religion. Rational evangelization. The truth is out there. Keep looking for it. God, the original Treasure Bury-er awaits us.
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