Lance, The Holy
Lance, The Holy
In the Gospel of St. John (xix, 34), that, after our Saviour's death, 'one of the soldiers with a spear [lancea] opened his side and immediately there came out blood and water'

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.


Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Holy Lance —     The Holy Lance     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Holy Lance     We read in the Gospel of St. John (xix, 34), that, after our Saviour s death, one of the soldiers with a spear [lancea] opened his side and immediately there came out blood and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Holy Grail —     The Holy Grail     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Holy Grail     The name of a legendary sacred vessel, variously identified with the chalice of the Eucharist or the dish of the Pascal lamb, and the theme of a famous medieval cycle of romance …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire — Front view of the Imperial Crown …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Lance — The Holy Lance (also known as the Spear of Destiny, Holy Spear, Lance of Longinus, Spear of Longinus or Spear of Christ) is the name given to the lance that pierced Jesus s side in John s account of the crucifixion.Biblical referencesThe lance is …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Sponge — The Holy Sponge is one of the Instruments of the Passion. It was dipped in vinegar (or in some translations sour wine) and offered to Christ to drink during the Crucifixion, according to Matthew 27:48; Mark 15:36; and John 19:29. An object that… …   Wikipedia

  • The Vatican —     The Vatican     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Vatican     This subject will be treated under the following heads:     I. Introduction; II. Architectural History of the Vatican Palace; III. Description of the Palace; IV. Description of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Rite of Constantinople (Byzantine Rite) —     The Rite of Constantinople     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Rite of Constantinople     (Also BYZANTINE RITE.)     The Liturgies, Divine Office, forms for the administration of sacraments and for various blessings, sacramentals, and exorcisms …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy Roman Empire — Holy Roman Empire[1] Imperium Romanum Sacrum Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation Sacro Romano Impero …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Crown of Hungary — The Holy Crown …   Wikipedia

  • The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy —     The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy     (1) Material Objects in Liturgical Use;     (2) Liturgical Forms connected with Them;     (3) Festivals Commemorative of the Holy Cross;… …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”