Comments on: The Holy Lance Church http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:17:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Tom on Chase Bank Online http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-3307386 Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:14:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-3307386 Amazing post, truly! My students get your info. on a regular basis. Thanks, Lisa

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By: Empalmdep http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-1012805 Mon, 28 Dec 2009 03:31:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-1012805 онлайн тест на пол ребенка

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By: miasto-maßa-maszyna http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-506443 Thu, 14 May 2009 14:47:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-506443 There are several spears that are claimed to be “the Holy Spear”. The armenian spear is claimed to be conquested by Turks and then returned to Vatican as a gift for pope. Another one had Otto I (so called Hofburg Spear). Two copies of it with a piece taken from the original were given by Otto III to kings of Poland and Hungary. Nowadays Hofburg Spear you can see in Viena and one of the copies is preserved on Wawel castle in Cracow.

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By: miasto-maßa-maszyna http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-506428 Thu, 14 May 2009 14:40:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-506428 I don’t know about DDR or Hungary, but in Poland Radio-Erevan-jokes were very popular too.

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By: anon http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-417024 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:34:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-417024 The spear was there for 500 years. Where is it now? If anyone has information please post here and I will get in touch with you.

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By: Garrett http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-385810 Thu, 28 Aug 2008 07:25:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-385810 Garrett was there.

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By: jaryl http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-251790 Sun, 04 May 2008 17:40:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-251790 is the church still in use today?

somehow the photos look digitized

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By: Our Surprising World » Blog Archive » The Holly Lance Church http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-244510 Thu, 01 May 2008 23:50:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-244510 [...] from http://englishrussia.com/ RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL Write a [...]

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By: schnell http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235949 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:38:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235949 not shopped. it’s HDR photography; gives the visual look of being shopped or cg rendered because it combines severals layers of colour toning and texture that we don’t typically see. it’s awesome for eerie settings like this one :)

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By: brinco http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235741 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:41:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235741 How did anyone got to that spear? It was just another guy being crucified, and all those romans still running around? man, EVERYONE had a spear then.

ajem, these are great pictures.

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By: Henryk http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235735 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 07:45:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235735 Those are St. Mark’s lions and the eagle and the lamb is also Christian symbology.

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By: Rogue http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235709 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 22:35:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235709 Technically Jesus was already dead when he was speared by the roman guard. He suffered all the way through to the end. They just used the spear to verify that he was dead (water flowed out because his lungs contained excess from the asphyxiation effect of crucifixion).

see John 19:28-37

31Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 32The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. 33But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.

31Но так как [тогда] была пятница, то Иудеи, дабы не оставить тел на кресте в субботу, –ибо та суббота была день великий, –просили Пилата, чтобы перебить у них голени и снять их.

32Итак пришли воины, и у первого перебили голени, и у другого, распятого с Ним.

33Но, придя к Иисусу, как увидели Его уже умершим, не перебили у Него голеней,

34но один из воинов копьем пронзил Ему ребра, и тотчас истекла кровь и вода.

35И видевший засвидетельствовал, и истинно свидетельство его; он знает, что говорит истину, дабы вы поверили.

as I don’t speak russian I hope the above is a good translation :-)

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By: Stefus http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235695 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:31:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235695 Hey – great, thanks!

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By: Stefus http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235693 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:12:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235693 Hey, thanks!

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By: Mr Potato http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235309 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:05:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235309 I don’t see any Armenian in the pictures.

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By: tje http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235250 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:24:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235250 Incredible photos of some beautiful architecture and design.

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By: CZenda http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235102 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 03:21:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235102 Unfortunately, I do not know of any such site.
The Wiki link defines “Radio Yerevan” jokes in somewhat broader sense, they were strictly political and anti-Soviet in former Czechoslovakia. I do not know about former DDR, Poland or Hungary, but I think it was the same in these countries, too.

I just found another one on Czech Wiki:
There was a race held after bilateral negotiations between USSR and USA. Soviet president lost.
Radio Yerevan reports: “Comrade Brezhnev won the honorable second place. The imperialist warmonger, puppet of international capital, ended up next to last.”

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By: Henryk http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235101 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:38:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235101 Beautiful Place. Thanks for posting. Armenia is one of the oldest Christian cultures in the world and has endured despite centuries of murderous animosity from muslim neihgbors. In no small part thanks to Russia.

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By: Lalla Lydia http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235096 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 00:42:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235096 I agree with Kris and J to start with.

Thank you for sharing these images, and to Sphinxo for more information. The architecture is fascinating and very moody. I would love to visit this church and other regions of the Caucasus. Re: the comment about animalistic worship in this location and the ensuing comments that he (or she) is wrong, I’d just like to point out that though Armenia itself is one of the oldest centers of Christian worship, the region did have an animalistic belief system prior to that; it’s not just in this church but in many churches that we find remnants of this through the animal iconography which is furthermore incorporated into the Christian religion itself. Finally, sacred and holy sites are often very ancient, and merely taken over by successive dominant religions down through the ages. Surely before this place was a church it was another sanctuary of some sort. Just some ideas…

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By: The real Al Gore http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235094 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 23:24:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235094 You are my kind of woman–so serious, so humanely authentic and authentically humane. I’ll bet your rearend is as tight as mine. Welcome to our forum.

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By: counselor http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235091 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 21:25:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235091 Your comment is strongly indicating a opium-based observation

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By: Armenian http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235087 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:43:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235087 go ahead mr. CG specialist! I’ve been there myself and it seemd pretty real

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By: Armenian http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235086 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:37:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235086 you are wrong.

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By: Armenian http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235085 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:32:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235085 No english versions Unfortunately :/ Russian And Armenian Only

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By: big joe stalin http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235082 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:18:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235082 http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Radio_Yerevan_Jokes

that should start you off!

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By: sphinxo http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235080 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 18:39:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235080 It’s a fascinating coincidence that you made this post, because I’ve been at that place exactly a year ago!

This place is called Geghard Monastery (check http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Geghard_Monastery), it has several floors caved in the mountain at different levels, and there also was a hole from which you can see the room (church actually) below. So, it’s a kind of several churches inside of a mountain. It also has a *build* church which covers the entrance to the caved churches.

Very mystic place. No tourists, just mountains, fresh air.. and a feeling of the Great History. Actually all armenian churches, monasteries, *Vanks, Khachkars are very beautiful.

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By: Vlado http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-235021 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 13:47:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-235021 photoshop!! hehe I only joke its really! ! ! !

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By: Dana Hippert http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234744 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 06:39:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234744 This church could also have been used for other religions than the Christian ones.

The cats and the birds on the walls are strongly indicating a nature based religion.

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By: Stefus http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234696 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 04:53:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234696 CZenda: Do you know if someone have compiled jokes like these and published them online or in any form, preferrably in english?

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234685 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 00:16:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234685 Enchanting. Great photos. Thank you Anna Ponomareva.

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By: dancer http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234682 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 22:28:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234682 I like Armenian music and dance.

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By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234670 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 18:02:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234670 Interesting . . . if you are into “infidel” decor.

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By: kä http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234668 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:59:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234668 looks shopped

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By: CBA http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234666 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:49:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234666 У меня мужские, горские понятия!

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By: your name here http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234659 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 15:17:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234659 So if the lance is not there anymore where is it now? The plot thickens…

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By: Nadiush http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234655 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 14:19:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234655 :)

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By: CZenda http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234653 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 12:31:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234653 Fascinating.
I always wanted to visit the country, but unfortunately never had enough time to do so.

Off topic:
There were many jokes in the dark old days of socialism concerning Radio Yerevan, a fictitious radio station of Soviet propaganda.

Question: Is it true that Soviet Army lost a number of men in border fights with China?
Answer of Radio Yerevan: Nothing like that happened. In fact, a peaceful Soviet tractor was plowing a field and was subjected to provocation of Chinese soldatesque which shot at it. The tractor only shot back and then flew away.

Q: Is it true that the wheat in USSR grows like telephone poles?
A: Basically, yes. Sometimes it grows even denser.

Q: Is it true there is meat in both Moscow and Leningrad shops?
A: Yes, the exhibition is itinerant one.

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By: Kris http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234651 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 12:26:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234651 The geniuses are out early today!

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By: Sarah 3000 http://englishrussia.com/2008/04/13/the-holy-lance-church/#comment-234646 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:09:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1861#comment-234646 I like to have sex with furry Armenians.

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