Holy Spear

Holy Spear (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 Isa 53:7-8; Joh 19:34." — Walcott, Sacred Archaeol. p. 314.

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