Holy Lance

WHS which contain locations holding "spears" which are claimed to be the "Holy Lance" - "The Holy Lance, also known as the Lance of Longinus (named after Saint Longinus), the Spear of Destiny, or the Holy Spear, is the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross during his crucifixion." (Wiki) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Lance

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Echmiatsin and Zvartnots A spear which is claimed to be the true one has been held in the treasury of the Etchmiadzin Monastery since the 12th C. Previously it was at Geghard Monastery - which means "Spear" in Armenian (Գեղարդ). It was "allegedly brought to Armenia by Apostle Jude, called.....Thaddeus" (wiki)
Vatican City "A relic described as the Holy Lance in Rome is preserved beneath the dome of Saint Peter's Basilica," (wiki)
Vienna "The Holy Lance in Vienna is displayed in the Imperial Treasury or Weltliche Schatzkammer (lit. Worldly Treasure Room) at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna" (wiki)


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