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Biblical person, saint, soldier and centurion

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According to extrabiblical tradition, Longinus is the name of the Roman soldier who stabbed the crucified Christ in the side with a lance to check whether he was dead. Since Christ had already died, water and blood came out of his wound (John 19:34). Since Byzantine times, the lance bearer is often depicted together with the sponge bearer Stephaton under the cross.

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