Wednesday, November 16, 2011

spear of destiny

  • Question:-Was Hitler really powerful because he possessed the Spear Of Destiny that pierced Jesus?
    I heard many rumours, stories, and movies that Hitler had in his possession a piece of the Spear Of Destiny and that was why he got so powerful.
    Where can I find one to?

    Answer:-Hitler was the best christian,
    He did everytime in my name.

    Im working together with him on the heaven
  • Question:-movie about the Spear of Destiny that involves napoleon bonaparte?
    im looking fir a movie about n archeologist who found a body of napoleon's soldier with the spear of destiny if not mistaken... anyone can tell me the title?

    Answer:-The Librarian: Quest for the Spear?
  • Question:-What was the song at the end of The Unit: The Spear of Destiny?
    At the end of last week's episode of The Unit called The Spear of Destiny (Season 4, Ep.13), there was a song at the end that I really liked. It had the lyrics "Time and Again" but I haven't been able to find out what its called. Can someone help me out?

    Answer:-I just about drove myself crazy trying to figure out what song that was and CBS does not list the music for The Unit on their site....nor does anyone else it was seem. (Forgive me I'm on a rant.)

    The song is:
    Killing a Dead Man
    by Grant Lee Phillips
  • Question:-How did hitler loose the spear of destiny? which country and who posses it currently?
    Since it went missing during world war2, isn't that the reason hitler commited suicide. where is it believed it to be right now.

    Answer:-The spear is in the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna, Austria and I have seen it. Inserted in the spear head are nails used to crucify Christ.

    This is the most interesting museum I have visited. Lots of church relics and really fantastic gold and crystal objects. This was called the Spear of Longinus and pierced Christ on the cross. It was said that Otto I defeated the Hungarians due to its power. There is a book called The Spear of Destiny that I have seen in the New Age section of Borders. You can also order it from Amazon. Hitler was fascinated by the occult and thought this relic could help him win the war. You will have to find another source for how it ended up in Austria, but much of what was stolen in history by the Church and the Nazis ended up there after the war.
  • Question:-What happened to the spear of destiny during WW2?
    i heard that the spear that stabbed jesus christ was lost during ww2 what the story of the spear all together?

    Answer:-General Patton returned the Hofburg spear to Austria shortly after the war in Europe ended,
    More information is here:
  • Question:-Does the Spear of Destiny actually exist?
    If it does, who has it?

    What does it or is it supposed to do?

    Answer:-According to legend, 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 while he was on the cross.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Biblical references
    2 Longinus
    3 Various relics claimed to be the Holy Lance
    3.1 Vatican lance
    3.2 Echmiadzin lance
    3.3 Vienna lance (Hofburg spear)
    3.4 Other lances
    4 Modern legends about the lance
    4.1 Trevor Ravenscroft
    4.2 Howard Buechner
    5 Fictional uses of the lance
    6 References
    7 Further reading
    8 External links

    [edit] Biblical references
    The lance is mentioned only in the Gospel of John (19:31–37) and not in any of the Synoptic Gospels. The gospel states that the Romans planned to break Jesus' legs, a practice known as crurifragium, which was a method of hastening the death during a crucifixion. Just before they did so, they realized he was already dead and that there was no reason to break his legs. To make sure he was dead, a soldier (extra-Biblical tradition gives this man the name Longinus) stabbed him in the side.

    … but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance, and immediately there came out blood and water.' John 19:34
    The phenomenon of blood and water was considered a miracle by Origen (although the water may be explained biologically by the piercing of the pericardial sinus secondary to cardiac tamponade.)[citation needed] Catholics generally see in it a deeper meaning: it represents the Church (and more specifically, the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist) issuing from the side of Christ, just as Eve was taken from the side of Adam.

    [edit] Longinus
    The name of the soldier who pierced Christ's side is not given in the Bible but in the oldest known references to the legend, the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus (of uncertain date, likely 4th century), the soldier is identified with a centurion and called Longinus (making the spear's "correct" Latin name Lancea Longini).

    Crucifixion miniature, Rabula Gospels.A form of the name Longinus also occurs on a miniature in the Rabula Gospels (currently at the Laurentian Library, Florence), which was illuminated by one Rabulas in the year 586. In the picture, the name LOGINOS (ΛΟΓΙΝΟC) is written in Greek characters above the head of the soldier who is thrusting his lance into Christ's side. This is one of the earliest records of the name, if the inscription is not a later addition.

    Later Christian tradition, harking back to the novel The Spear by Louis de Wohl (1955), further identifies him as Gaius Cassius Longinus.[1]

    [edit] Various relics claimed to be the Holy Lance
    There have been many relics that are claimed to be the Holy Lance, or parts of it.

    [edit] Vatican lance

    A mitred Adhémar de Monteil carrying one of the instances of the Holy Lance in one of the battles of the First CrusadeNo actual lance is known until the pilgrim St. Antoninus of Piacenza (AD 570), describing the holy places of Jerusalem, says that he saw in the Basilica of Mount Zion "the crown of thorns with which Our Lord was crowned and the lance with which He was struck in the side". A mention of the lance also occurs in the so-called Breviarius at the church of the Holy Sepulchre. The presence in Jerusalem of this important relic is attested by Cassiodorus (c. 485 - c. 585)[2] as well as by Gregory of Tours (c. 538 – 594), who had not actually been to Jerusalem.

    In 615 Jerusalem and its relics were captured by the Persian forces of King Khosrau II (Chosroes II). According to the Chronicon Paschale, the point of the lance, which had been broken off, was given in the same year to Nicetas, who took it to Constantinople and deposited it in the church of Hagia Sophia. This point of the lance, which was now set in an "ycona", or icon in 1244 was sold by Baldwin II of Constantinople to Louis IX of France, and it was enshrined with the Crown of Thorns in the Sainte Chapelle in Paris. During the French Revolution these relics were removed to the Bibliotheque Nationale but subsequently disappeared. (The present "Crown of Thorns" is a wreath of rushes.)

    As for the larger portion of the lance, Arculpus claimed he saw it at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre around 670 in Jerusalem, but there is otherwise no mention of it after the sack in 615. Some claim that the larger relic had been conveyed to Constantinople sometime during the 8th century, possibly at the same time as the Crown of Thorns. At any rate, its presence at Constantinople seems to be clearly attested by various pilgrims, particularly Russians, and, though it was deposited in various churches in succession, it seems possible to trace it and distinguish it from the relic of the point. Sir John Mandeville declared in 1357 that he had seen the blade of the Holy Lance both at Paris and at Constantinople, and that the latter was a much larger relic than the former.

    Whatever the Constantinople relic was, it fell into the hands of the Turks, and in 1492, under circumstances minutely described in Pastor's History of the Popes, the Sultan Bajazet sent it to Innocent VIII to encourage the pope to continue to keep his brother Zizim (Cem) prisoner. At this time great doubts as to its authenticity were felt at Rome, as Johann Burchard records,[3] because of the presence of other rival lances in Paris (the point that had been separated from the lance), Nuremberg (see "Vienna lance" below), and Armenia (see "Etschmiadzin lance" below). In the mid 1700s Benedict XIV states that he obtained from Paris an exact drawing of the point of the lance, and that in comparing it with the larger relic in St. Peter's he was satisfied that the two had originally formed one blade.[4] This relic has never since left Rome, where it is preserved under the dome of Saint Peter's Basilica, although the Roman Catholic Church makes no claim as to its authenticity.

    [edit] Echmiadzin lance
    The lance currently in Echmiadzin, Armenia, was discovered during the First Crusade. In 1098 the crusader Peter Bartholomew reported that he had a vision in which St. Andrew told him that the Holy Lance was buried in St. Peter's Cathedral in Antioch. After much digging in the cathedral, a lance was discovered. This was considered a miracle by the crusaders who were able to rout the Muslim army besieging the city and decisively capture Antioch. Some Medieval scholars (e.g. Raynaldi and the Bollandists) believed that this lance afterwards fell into the hands of the Turks and was in fact the lance that Bajazet sent to Pope Innocent and is now in the Vatican.[citation needed]

    [edit] Vienna lance (Hofburg spear)

    The Holy Lance in the Schatzkammer of Vienna
    The inscription on the Holy LanceThe Holy Roman Emperors had a lance of their own, attested from the time of Otto I (912-973). In 1000 Otto III gave Boleslaw I of Poland a replica of the Lance at the Congress of Gniezno. In 1084 Henry IV had a silver band with the inscription "Nail of Our Lord" added to it. This was based on the belief that this was the lance of Constantine the Great which enshrined a nail used for the Crucifixion. In 1273 it was first used in the coronation ceremony. Around 1350 Charles IV had a golden sleeve put over the silver one, inscribed "Lancea et clavus Domini" (Lance and nail of the Lord). In 1424 Sigismund had a collection of relics, including the lance, moved from his capital in Prague to his birth place, Nuremberg, and decreed them to be kept there forever. This collection was called the Reichskleinodien or Imperial Regalia.

    When the French Revolutionary army approached Nuremberg in the spring of 1796 the city councilors decided to remove the Reichskleinodien to Vienna, Austria, for safe keeping. The collection was entrusted to one "Baron von Hügel", who promised to return the objects as soon as peace had been restored and the safety of the collection assured[citation needed]. However, the Holy Roman Empire was officially dissolved in 1806 and von Hügel took advantage of the confusion over who was the rightful owner and sold the entire collection, including the lance, to the Habsburgs[citation needed]. When the city councilors discovered this they asked for the Reichskleinodien back but were refused. As part of the imperial regalia it was kept in the Schatzkammer (Imperial treasury) in Vienna and was known as the lance of Saint Maurice.

    During the Anschluss, when Austria was annexed to Germany, Adolf Hitler took the lance. It was returned to Austria by American General George S. Patton after World War II and was temporarily stored in the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Currently the Spear is held in the Schatzkammer (Imperial treasury).

    Dr. Robert Feather, an English metallurgist and technical engineering writer, tested the lance in January of 2003.[5] He was given unprecedented permission not only to examine the lance in a laboratory environment, but was also allowed to remove the delicate bands of gold and silver that hold it together. In the opinion of Feather and other academic experts, the likeliest date of the spearhead is the 7th century - only slightly earlier than the Museum's own estimate.

    [edit] Other lances
    Another lance has been preserved at Krakow, Poland, since at least the 1200s. However, German records indicate that it was a copy of the Vienna lance. Emperor Henry II had it made with a small sliver of the original lance. Another copy was given to the Hungarian king at the same time.

    The story told by William of Malmesbury of the giving of the Holy Lance to King Athelstan of England by Hugh Capet seems to be due to a misconception.

    [edit] Modern legends about the lance
    The "Spear of Destiny" is a name given to the Holy Lance in various stories that attribute mystical powers to it. Ma
  • Question:-Anyone could leave me to a link that lets me download the full version of Wolf 3D`s sequel,Spear of Destiny?
    First person who answers this gets ten points.
    No mentioning of Limewire and Gametap please.

    Answer:-definitely check out limewire.
  • Question:-So why does The Magdalena (Top Cow Comics) use Japanese-style swords in addition to the Spear of Destiny?
    Is there an explanation to this in the accepted "cannon" (*ahem*) or is this merely artistic license?

    Answer:-Katanas rule all.
  • Question:-Harry Potter and the Spear of Destiny?
    I'm thinking of writing this as an unofficial sequel. What do you think should happen in the storyline?
    This would be purely for my and my friends' enjoyment and mockery, I've no intention of publishing it.
    And you should google 'Spear of Destiny' to get an idea of what it's supposed to be...

    Answer:-well u can post it to n not the net in general pls. u have 2 b super careful in wording ur disclaimers.never ever try 2 make profit,jkr's lawyers will sniff u out fr d snail's home.
    anyway,try write sometg juicy like some extra marital affairs tht trio haf post dhallows epilogue. like harry/hermione-affair-one tht takes place after yrs of supressed feeling.ginny cheating on harry w. draco..those things sell!
    dun try 2 write like jkr,bad idea.
  • Question:-What item would posses more "power", the Ark of the Covenant or the Spear of Destiny?
    Just curious.

    Answer:-Ark of the Covenant. Which is God. Which is all-powerful.

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