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The Spear of Destiny


Welcome to the very first episode of Connect the Conspiracy. Each week we dive into one of history's greatest conspiracies. We start off with the Spear of Destiny.

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 Christ as he hung on the cross during his crucifixion causing blood and water to pour out. Many countries have claimed to have the real authentic Spear of Destiny but where is the real one. 

But what happened to it, where did it go, did it really hold powers? Tune in and separate fact from fiction, when it comes to the Spear of Destiny.


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...into the day's episode. The Holy Lands, also known as the spirit destiny or the Holy Spirit, is the lance that pierce the side of Christ as he hung on the cross during his crucifixion. The Lance is mentioned in the gospel of John, but not the synoptic gospels. The Gospel states that the Romans planned to break Jesus legs practice, which was a method of hastening death, during the crucifixion, because it was the eve of the Sabbath, Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. The followers of Jesus needed to into him because of Sabbath laws. Just before they did they notice that Jesus was already dead and there was no reason to break his legs to make sure that he was dead. A Roman soldier stand him in the side. One of the soldiers pierced to decide with a lance, and immediately there came out blood and water. John One thousand nine hundred and thirty four. The phenomenon of blood and water was considered miracle by Catholics. While accepting the biological reality of blood and water, has emanating from the pierced heart and body cavity of Christ also acknowledged an allegorical interpretation represents one of the main key teachings and mysteries of the church, in one of the main themes of the gospel of Matthew, which is the interpretation adopted by the First Council of NICEA that Jesus Christ was both the true God and true man. The blood symbolizes his humanity, the water his divinity. The ceremonial evocation of this is found in Catholic mass. The priest pours a small amount of water into the wine before the consecration, in Act which acknowledges Christ humanity and divinity and recalls the issue issuance of blood and water from Christ's side on the Cross. Apologize for saying this name wrong, but St Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun whose advocacy in writing is led to the establishment of the divine mercy devotion, also acknowledged as the miraculous nature the blood and water, explaining that the blood is a symbol of the divine mercy of Christ, while the water is a symbol of his divine compassion and of Baptismal waters.

And most variance of Orthodox divine liturgy, the priest lances the host with a letter liturgical spear before it is divided in honor in the Trinity, the Virgin Mary and various other remembrances. The Deacon recites the relevant passage from the gospel of John, along the sections of the acts of the apostles dealing with commemoration of the saints. Most of these pieces, set aside, become an antidorn to be distributed after the liturgy, a relic of the ancient and got, a feast of epistolic times, considered to be blessed but not consecrated or sanctified in the western understanding. The main piece becomes the lamb, the host that is consecrated on the altar and distributed to the faithful for holy communion. The name of the soldier who piers Christ's side with all lance is not given in the gospel of John, but in the oldest known references to the Legend, the Gospel of Nicodemus, of pinned to like manuscripts of the fourth century acts of pilot, the soldiers identified as a centurion and cold longness, a form of the name, occurs on a miniature in the Rebul Gospels which was eliminated by one rebulous in the year five hundred and eighty six. In the miniature, the name Longnos is written in Greek characters above the head of the soldier who is thrusting his Lance in the Christ's side. This is one of the earliest records of the name, if the inscription is not a later addition. A relic described as the Holy Lance at Rome is preserved beneath the Dome of St Peter's Basilica, although the Catholic Church makes no claims it's to its authenticity. The first historical reference to all NANCE was made in five hundred and seventy by an unknown pilgrim from Pisneeza, in his descriptions of the holy places of Jerusalem, writing that he saw in the Basilica of Mountains Zion quote the Crown of Thorns which our Lord was crowned in the Lance with which he was struck in the side, although there is uncertainty about the exact site to which...

...he refers. A Lance is mentioned in the so called Barbarius at the Church of the holiest of fulture. Alleged presence in Jerusalem of the relic is a tested by Cassidorus, as well by Graigory of tours who had not actually been to Jerusalem. In fifteen Jerusalem was captured by the Persian forces. According to the Chronican Paschel, the point of the Lance, which had been broken off, was given in the same year to Nicetius, who took it to Constantinople and deposited into the Church of Agia Sophia and later to the Church of the Virgin of the Pharaos. This point of a lance, which was now set in an icon, was a Chire acquired by the Latin and her Baldwin, the second of Constantinople, who sold it to Louis Ninth of France. The point of the Lance was then enshrined with the crown of thorns and the Saint Chapel in Paris. During the French Revolution, the relics were removed, but the points subsequently disappeared. As for the larger portion of the Lance, arcopulse claim he saw it at the Church of the holiest of fulture around seventy in Jerusalem, but there is otherwise no mention of it after the sack and fifteen. Some claim that the larger relic had and conveyed to constant anople and eighth century Possibay, at the same time as the crown of Thorns. At any rate, it's presence at Constantinople seems to be clearly attested by various pilgrims, particularly Russians, and though it was deposited in various churches and succession, it seems possible to trace it and distinguish it from the relic of the point. Sir John Mandeville declared in one thousand three hundred and fifty seven that he had seen the blade of the holy lands both at Paris and Constantinople, and that the ladder was march much larger relic in the former. It is worth adding that Mandeville is not generally regard as one of the Middle Ages most reliable witnesses, and it is supposed travels are usually treated as an ECLECTIC ammial game of...

Miss Legends and other fictions. The Lance which peer star Lords sign was among the relics at council in an hope whole shown in the s to Pedro to four, who added God grant that in the overthrow of the Greeks they have not fallen into the hands of the enemies of the faith, for they will have been ill treated and handled little reverts. Whatever the Constantinople relic was, it did fall into the hands of the Turks and in one thousand four hundred and ninety two, under circumstances minutely described in pastor's history of the popes, the Sultan Bayazi the second Senate to pope innocent the eighth to encourage the pope to continue to keep his brother and rival Sam Sultan prisoner. At this time, great doubts to its authenticity were felt at Rome is, Johan burcard records, records, because of the presence of other rival Lances in Paris, Nuremberg and Armenia. In the mid eighteenth century, Pope Benedict the fourteenth states that he obtained from Paris an exact drawing of the point of the lands and that, in comparing it with the larger relic and Saint Pete, Saint Peter was satisfied that the two had originally formed one blade. The relic has never since left Rome and his resting place is at Saint Peter's and now join us as we traveled down to Vienna. The Holy Lands in Vienna is displayed in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. It is typically wing the lands of the Carling Jinian Dynasty. At different times it was said to be the Lance of Saint Maurice or that of Constantine the great. In the tenth century, the Holy Roman emperors came into possession of the Lance. According to sources from the time of Otto the first, in one thousand, Otto the third gave Bullslaw, the first of Poland, replica of the Holy Lands.

At the Congress of Grizzino in ten eighty four, Henry the fourth had a silver band with the inscription nail over Lord added to it. This was based on the belief that the nail embedded in the spear tip was one that had been used for the country crucifixion of Jesus. It was only in the thirteen century that the lands became identified with that of longeness, which had been used Pierce Christ's side and had been drenched in water and the blood of Christ. In twelve seventy three, the holy lance was first used in the coronation ceremony around thirteen fifty. Charles, the fourth had a golden sleeve but over the silver one inscribed on Lancia and Clauis Domini, or a lance and nail of the Lord. In one thousand four hundred and twenty four, Sigismund had a collection of relics, including the Lance, moved from his capital and Prague, to his birth place, Nuremberg, and decreed them to be kept there forever. When the French Revolutionary Army approached Nuremberg in the spring of one seventeen ninety six, the city councilor decided to move the artifacts to Viennaugh for safekeeping. The collection was entrusted to Baron von Hugo, promised to return the objects once the threat was resolved. However, the Holy Roman empire was disbanded in eighteen o six and in the confusion he sold the collection to the Habsburgs. The city councilors asked for the return of the collection after the defeat Napoleon's army of the battle of Waterloo, the Austrian authorities refused. In Mind, coomp Hitler wrote that the imperial insignia are still preserved in Vienna and appeared to act as magical relics rather than the visible garret t of an everlasting bond of union. When the halfs Habsburg state crumbled to pieces in one nine hundred and eighteen, the Austrian Germans indistinctively raised an outcry for union with their German Fatherland. When Austria was annexed to Germany, the Nazis brought the Rechndotian to Nuremberg,...

...where they displayed them during the September nineteen thirty eight party congress. They then transferred them to the his storageure comes to bunker bunker that had been built into some of the medieval sellers of old houses underneath the Nuremberg Castle to protect historic art from air raids. Most of the Regalia were recovered by the allies at the end of the war, but the Nazis had hidden the five most important pieces and hopes of using them as political symbols to help them rally for a return to power, possibly at the command of Nazi Commander Henry Kimmler. Walter Horn, medieval studies scholar who had fled Nazi Germany and served in a third army under General Patton, became a special investigator in the monuments, Fine Arts and archives program at after the end of the war and was tasked with tracking the missing pieces down. After a series of interrogations false rumors, Nuremberg city councilor stad drop freeze confessed that he fellow councilmen Schmeisner in an SS official had hidden imperial Regalia on March thirty one, one thousand nine hundred and forty five, and he agreed to bring horns team to the site. On August seven, Horn and the US army captain escorted frieze and Schmeisner to the entrance of the peneer plats bunker, where they located the treasures hidden behind a wall of masonry in a small room off of the subterranean corridor, roughly eighty feet below ground. The GALLIA were first brought back to Nuremberg castle to be reunited with the rest of the collection and then transferred, with the entire collection, to Austrian officials the following January. The museum dated the lands to the eighth century. After Robert Feather, English Middle Lurgist and technical engineering writer, tested the Lance for a documentary in January two thousand and three. He was given unprecedented permission not only to examine the lance in a lab environment but to remove the delicate bands of gold and silver that holded together. Based on x Ray diffraction,...

...fluorescent tests and other non invasive procedures, he dated the main body of the spear to the seventh century at the earliest. Feather stated in the same documentary and iron pin on claim to be a nail from the crucifixion, Hammeron into the Blade and set off by tiny breast crosses. It's consistent in length and shape with the first century heed Roman nail. There was no residue of human blood on the lands. Not long afterwards, researchers at the Injured Disciplinary Research Institute for Archa on Jan Vienna used x ray and other technology to examine a range of lances and determined that the Vienna Lance dates from around the eighth to the beginning of the ninth century, with the nail apparently being the same metal, and ruled out a connection with the time of the first century. And now we go from Vienna to the capital of our media. The Holy Lance is concerned in the religious capital of Armenia, was previously held in the monastery of geguard. The first source that mentions it is a text holy relics of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Thirteen Century Armenian manuscript. According to this text, the spear which pierced Jesus was to have been brought to Armenia by the apossible that heats. The manuscript is not specific specified precisely where it was kept. The Holy Lance. Get your description. That exactly matches the lance the monastery gate since thirteen century, precisely the name of Gate Guard Devonc or monastery the holy lands. In one thousand six hundred and fifty five, the French traveler Jean Baptiste Tavernier was the first Westerner to see this relic at Armenia. In one thousand eight hundred and five the Russians captured the monastery in the relic was moved to the Bilisi Georgia, was later returned Armenia and is still on display at the Menu Uian Museum. Now Pack your bags and now we...

...head to Antioch. During the June and ten ninety eight siege of Antioch, a monk named Peter Bartholomil reported that he had a vision in which St Andrew told him that the holy lance was buried in the Church of St Peter and Annioch. After much digging in the cathedral, but all, Muel allegedly discovered a lance. Despite the doubts of many, including the people on Lu Chiep edimer of the Poi discovery the Holy Lance Antioch inspired to starving Crusaders to break the siege and secure the city, and the eighteen century Roman Cardinal Prospero number teeny claimed the Antiochian Lance was a fake. There have been other lances that have caught the intention of historians and treasure seekers. Another lance has been preserved at Kracko, Poland, since at least a thirteen century. The story told by William a Malisbury, the giving the Holy Lands that King felst into England by Hugh CAAPP it seems to be due to a misconception. In his opera Parsifal Richard Wagner identifies the Holy Spirit with two items that appear in Wolf from Vaughan Exton box medieval poem parsival hop we spere in the castle, the grail and the spear that was wounded the Fisher King. The operas plot concerns the quant consequences of the spears lost by the nights of the grail and it's recovery by percival, having decided that the blood on the spear was out of the wounded savior Jesus had then we're named. In the Opera Wag your has the blood manifest itself in the grail rather than on the spearhead. Let us know your thoughts on twitter or facebook or instagram what you think about this topic. Do you think will ever discover the sphere of destiny? You think it holds...

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