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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Holy Spear

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(ἁγία λόγχη ), as it is called in the Greek Church, is a kind of spear with a long handle, ending in a cross, "with which the altar-bread, called sphragis or holy lamb, is cut out from the loaf for consecration by the priest, with a solemn form in the liturgy of Chrysostom founded on Isaiah 53:7-8; John 19:34." Walcott, Sacred Archaeol. p. 314.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Holy Spear'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/h/holy-spear.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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