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For over 30 years, Russ Breault has been delighting and inspiring audiences across the globe with the Profound Mystery of the Shroud of Turin!


Shroud Encounter

Shroud Encounter is a powerful VISUAL experience using over 200 images that combines the witness of history with modern scientific analysis to create a compelling presentation of the Gospel exploring both Crucifixion and Resurrection as revealed through the Shroud of Turin. Hosting a Shroud Encounter brings it all to life.

If you’re looking for a speaker who can deliver an unforgettable experience and truly breathe new life into biblical history combined with the testimony of modern science, contact Russ Breault today.

Watch this video for a sneak peak at what you can expect from YOUR Shroud Encounter!


Your Shroud Encounter Options

Your needs are at the forefront of what I offer with a Shroud Encounter event.

Are you interested in an event for your church or for your university/college?


Shroud Encounter For Churches

Shroud Encounter is a unique and dramatic opportunity to experience the central truths of Christianity while exploring the profound mystery of the Shroud of Turin. Audience response is phenomenal.

FEES: Fees are reasonable and will accommodate most budgets.

Here are several presentation options that you can choose from for your next  Shroud Encounter event:

1) CSI Jerusalem (The Case of the Missing Body):

A full documentation of the scientific evidence and the historical trail that supports the probable authenticity. PLUS a complete analysis of the Shroud as it relates to Scripture—a detailed depiction of the crucifixion ordeal, analysis of what may have happened in the tomb and an exploration of the post-resurrection body concluding with a study of Doubting Thomas and how his story relates to the Shroud. Appealing to both mind and heart, it is a compelling and inspiring presentation. 90 Minutes


2) Secrets of the Man Clothed in Linen:

A fascinating look at Ezekiel 9 and Daniel 12. Who is the “Man Clothed in Linen?” He only appears twice in scripture. Could it be Jesus? How does it relate to the Shroud? Does it contain a prophetic message for our time? Also explored are other prophetic references from the prophet Isaiah. 60 minutes


3) Seven Secrets of the Sacred Shroud:

Beyond science and history lies the theology of the Shroud. This presentation focuses on seven proofs from theology and apologetics supporting the Shroud’s probable authenticity.
Includes: The Mystery, The Witness, When is a Scorch not a Scorch, Transformation, Theology of Linen, The Face, and The Receipt. The concepts are powerful and will raise faith to new heights. 60 minutes

4) The Day the Shroud Foiled HITLER!:

A fascinating look at the seven years when the Shroud was removed from Turin and brought to a monastery south of Rome to keep it away from Hitler. It documents Hitler’s obsession with the occult, how he acquired the Spear of Longinus, his search for the Holy Grail, and how his henchmen came within 20 feet of stealing the Shroud but came away empty handed. 50 minutes

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5) Art-Icon-Relic?:

This presentation explores the Shroud from the standpoint of art. Here is the conundrum, if the Shroud is not authentic then it must be the work of an artist. The presentation explores how the Shroud influenced Byzantine art beginning the 6th century. It also looks at medieval art and how it may compare to the Shroud. It analyzes art techniques, substances, and processes. Could the Shroud simply be the work of an artist? Don’t bet on it. 60 minutes

6) From the Upper Room to the Empty Tomb—What REALLY happened:

Based on the 22nd Psalm and the New Testament narrative—this exciting presentation explores how Satan was involved in the events surrounding the Crucifixion and how Father and Son beat the enemy at his own game! You will never look at those events the same way again! 50 minutes

7) Unmasking Evolution:

Unmasking Evolution is a one-hour presentation using over 100 images on the big screen. It critically examines the core concepts of evolution. The central question: Can complexity, order, and design evident in all living organisms come about through random chance and natural selection—a process that by definition is unguided, undirected, with no plan and no purpose? Is there another view that fits the facts? (Age of the earth is not considered) 60 minutes
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8) A Guided Tour of the Kingdom:

An exploration of near-death experiences and the wonderful realm that awaits your arrival. This is an inspiring presentation that clearly reveals the future hope of every believer. Thousands of near-death experiences (NDE’s) have occurred especially with the advent of modern medicine and the ability to revive patients on the operating table. This presentation explores the many common denominators including encounters with angels, lost loved ones and Jesus. It combines both actual testimony and scripture making it a powerful faith builder. 60 minutes


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Shroud Encounter For Universities/colleges

SHROUD ENCOUNTER is a program that explores in fascinating detail a mysterious linen cloth known as The Shroud of Turin. It has been the centerpiece of Turin, Italy for centuries.

Some call it a hoax while others call it the greatest of all archaeological artifacts. One thing is for sure…despite thousands of hours of scientific analysis, it remains one of world’s greatest unsolved mysteries.

FEES: Fees are reasonable and will accommodate most budgets.

EXCELLENT PROGRAM TO PROMOTE Cultural and Spiritual Diversity

DIVERSITY: No claim is made regarding authenticity. The Shroud can never be proven by science. It is a mystery in the same category as the Pyramids, Stonehenge or Easter Island.

As colleges attempt to embrace all spiritual traditions, The Shroud of Turin is an excellent vehicle to represent a centuries-old religious tradition without endorsing it. It is a unique program to facilitate cultural or spiritual diversity.

RUSS BREAULT is an international lecturer and researcher and is President of the Shroud of Turin Education Project inc. and a member of the International Shroud Science Group.

Mr. Breault has been featured in numerous national documentaries including Mysteries of the Ancient World, as seen on CBS, and a recent two-hour documentary on The History Channel.

Russ Breault’s presentation has intrigued audiences nationwide for over 30 years, including Duke, West Point, Auburn, SUNY, Penn College of Technology and many more.

Academic Approach

The Shroud of Turin is an intriguing and stimulating subject for college audiences. Yes the Shroud has religious implications, but so do the Dead Sea Scrolls and most every archaeological discovery made in Israel. They are fascinating artifacts and can be studied objectively without becoming an overt platform for the Christian faith.

Who can argue that Jesus was the most prominent figure in history and was responsible for reshaping the ancient world? Yet because of inordinate fears of church and state separation, he is barely a footnote in today’s public schools and state universities.

By learning about the Shroud, students are exposed to an intriguing presentation of the historical Jesus and are also drawn into an array of disciplines that have been employed over the years to unravel the Shroud’s great mystery.

Numerous avenues of scientific and historical research…

Optical sciences, chemistry, particle analysis, blood chemistry, medical forensics, physics, botany, numismatics, archaeology, carbon dating, and other disciplines are involved in revealing the Shroud’s many secrets.

  • Is the Shroud just a clever painting? What is the cause of the image?
  • What are the chemical components of the blood stains?
  • Could the image be that of a real human being?

History also provides clues derived from ancient art techniques, the role of icons in ancient Christianity, textile analysis, Jewish burial practices, and the Roman use of crucifixion.

  • Could the Shroud have a first century origin?
  • What do these avenues of research indicate?

Here are several presentation options that you can choose from for your next University/College Shroud Encounter event:

1) The Day the Shroud Foiled Hitler

In 1938, Hitler visited Italy for a week and his trip included Turin. His henchmen began asking questions about the King’s prized relic, the Shroud of Turin. When Hitler invaded Poland the next year, the Shroud was secretly moved to a monastery south of Rome. In 1943, the Nazis came looking for the Shroud…first in Turin and then later at the monastery. They never found their prize.

Russ Breault documents this chapter of history and how Hitler first obtained the Spear of Destiny kept in Austria. Hitler and Himmler also searched for the Holy Grail but to no avail. What drove their obsession? This intriguing new big screen presentation from Shroud Encounter tells the story.

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2) Can Science and Faith Ever Meet?

The Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world yet remains a mystery. Is it the burial cloth of Jesus or nothing more than a medieval hoax?  Shroud Encounter is a highly acclaimed exploration into this profound mystery and covers all aspects of investigation.

  • Science: Includes a discussion of the Shroud of Turin Research Project, a team of almost 40 scientists and the results of their hands-on analysis.
  • History: Where does the historical trail lead?  Was the cloth in Constantinople in 1204 and stolen during the 4th Crusade?  Were the Knights Templar involved? And more…
  • Art: What are medieval art techniques and do they line up with modern chemical analysis of pigments and paint mediums?
  • Religion: What are Jewish burial practices?  How is the shroud referenced in Scripture?  What is the role of the Shroud in Byzantine iconography?

It is not very often a topic covers so many different academic disciplines. Shroud Encounter is a fast moving presentation and unfolds like a CSI investigation as clues from every area are examined to unravel this profound mystery.  No definitive conclusion can yet be determined. 

3) Art, Icon or Relic?

The Role of Art in Exploring and Revealing an Ancient Mystery

Is the famous Shroud of Turin the work of a medieval artist?  Is it a religious icon or is it a relic of an historical event?  No one knows for sure.  Explore the mystery from the rich realm of art.
This comprehensive presentation will look at:

  • Art as historical depiction
  • Art copies of the original
  • Influence of the Shroud on Byzantine art
  • Comparison of art during the middle ages
  • Mechanics of art such as style, technique, substances and process.

Program will make use of over 200 images.

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“The Shroud presents an extreme either-or proposition: It either is the actual burial shroud that wrapped Jesus in the tomb, or it is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated. There is nothing in between.”

– Russ Breault

What’s Included

You get all the materials you need for a successful event

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We want to make sure your event is successful. Having the right tools to build awareness and interest plays an important part.

We Customize:

  • Posters
  • Press release
  • Ticket (if charging admission—common price is $10/adult with kids free)

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  • Press photo
  • Bio
  • Generic 60-second promo video for use with social media, sponsor’s website, and email alerts.
  • Taggable 60-second radio spot for local Catholic or Christian radio.

“The bloodstains perfectly correlate with the wounds of crucifixion as recorded in the biblical account.”

– Russ Breault


What others say about shroud encounter


"The presentation was fantastic!!! The immediate response was a standing ovation. I cannot remember any event in the past where people were literally glued to every word. The images were superb, and very professionally explained. The display of the shroud replica and the photonegatives in the lobby really helped people understand the gravity of the talk. I have already recommended the program to two other Churches.”

Deacon Dan Whitaker, Director of Religious Education, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.

"Passion, Insight, and Humor"

Mr. Breault exhibits a thorough understanding of the history, the forensic science, and the apologetical value of this unique artifact, and he delivers his message with passion, insight and humor. It is a captivating presentation, and while he sets forth compelling evidence in support of the Shroud’s authenticity, he avoids the kind of unsubstantiated claims that sometimes accompany such presentations. As a Christian historian and apologist, I appreciate Mr. Breault’s scholarly approach to the subject as well as the conviction with which he uses this phenomenal artifact to validate the Gospel message of the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

Jefrey D. Breshears, Ph.D., The Areopagus Apologetics Forum, Atlanta, GA

"Brings the Story of the Shroud to Life"

The presentation by Russ Breault known as Shroud Encounter is spellbinding! His ability to connect with his audience is quite impressive.

The amount of detail and research Russ discusses is nothing short of incredible. Our congregation was captivated by his ability to take them on a mental and emotional trip from the first century to today, tracking the most profound artifact connected with Christianity in history.

Russ brings the story of the Shroud to life in a way that challenges every listener to search for themselves the truth behind the Shroud of Turin.

Tom Hufty, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Maryville, IL

"Incredibly Enthusiastic, Engaging, and Personable"

Working with Russ Breault was truly a wonderful experience from start to finish. Russ is incredibly enthusiastic, engaging, and personable. He brings this same level of energy and commitment to his interactive presentation. Russ’s style of presenting the evidence of the Shroud was inclusive, allowing those from both faith perspectives and science perspectives to feel they were represented in the presentation. I appreciated Russ’s approach to his work and to his dedication to learning. I was completely wrapped up in the historical tracing of the Shroud of Turin’s journey as well as the intriguing scientific presentation of facts and historical references. I look forward to continued work with Russ and can confidently recommend his program and his work to others.

Liza Talusan, Director of Intercultural Affairs, Stonehill College, Easton, MA

Russ Breault’s “Shroud Encounter” presentation captivated our audience and inspired wonderful dialogue after the event. Students, faculty, staff and community members are still discussing the mysteries that were brought up around the Shroud. Russ’s approach was comprehensive, factual and extremely well researched. His style was engaging and he was able to quickly and easily explain even the most complex scientific details to clarify the evidence he was providing. We were extremely pleased with his presentation and we would gladly book him again.

Jeff Fazio, Assistant Director of Student Affairs at Penn State Schuylkill

Shroud Encounter is a powerful faith-builder!

“Russ Breault’s “Shroud Encounter” was the largest attended event in our Catholic Student Center Hall that I have ever witnessed. Over 550 people packed into the room and were mesmerized by his presentation. For weeks afterwards I heard from different people how much they enjoyed it and how much it helped increase their faith. After his presentation, I could clearly understand why he is in such high demand as a speaker. 

Father Bryce Sibley, Catholic Student Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


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