Holy Martyr Longinus

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Today is the Feast of the Holy Martyr Longinus, whose spear pierced the side of Christ, revealing the holy waters of Baptism and the blessed blood of the Eucharist.

As the Centurion commanding the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus, he was witness to his resurrection at the garden tomb of Holy Pascha, empowering his martyrdom in Cappadocia to bear witness to Christ’s Cross of ineffable glory.

The spear of Longinus became a powerful holy relic severing confusion and healing division over twenty centuries, opening heaven to earth by¬†raising earth to heaven, hallowing God’s reign of the Name.