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Conflict in text and table
His Feast Day is 15 March. In the Armenian Apostolic Church, his feast is commemorated on October 22. this is not the case in the table on the right hand side. The specific issue is 15 March missing from the table. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:13, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
- I am not 100% sure, but I believe that March 15 was the historical observance of the feast day of Saint Longinus in the Roman Catholic Church. I think it was subsequently moved to October 16. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 14:53, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
Passion of the Christ
As I recall, in Passion of the Christ the guy who spears Christ is given a different name. Anyone remember what it was and care to mention it here? -R. fiend 21:57, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Removal of Category:Christian mythology
What is the reason for removing Category: Christian mythology, please? Ahasuerus 19:52, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
User:Str1977 has methodically gone through articles included in the Category:Christian mythology removing them. This article was one of those removed.Perhaps not in the interests of the non-indoctrinated Wikipedia reader? I have no opinion in this particular case myself. --Wetman 09:39, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
It was removed because this article deals with a person who is both a historical figure (as far as the little that is stated in the Gospels) and a Christian saint associated with a legend. That is not mythology. Str1977 (smile back) 09:40, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
text from Longi
Longi was the Roman centurion who, according to the canonical Christian Gospels, thrust his lance into Jesus's right side while he was on the cross. Subirachs represents him on horseback and carrying his lance.
- I've put a speedy tag on the article Longi (Bible). BTW: Is the expression Longi a common synonym for Longinus? -- Bapho 12:18, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Why "these supposed witnesses to the crucifixion"? What is supposed here meant to evoke? Were they witnesses or not? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:36, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Caesar and Jesus Link
Gaius Cassius Longinus is the name of this person as well as the earlier person who conspired to assassinate Julius Caesar on March 15th, 42 BC. It turns out that the Longinus who stabbed Jesus has his festival on March 15th... what are the odds of that? Two different men supposedly sharing the same name, both stab J.C.'s (who just happen to be two of the most influential men in history) and share the Ides of March as a significant date? History is creepy. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:24, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Actually, it isn't that much of a coincidence. Gaius was one of only 14 praenomen (first names) in ancient Rome, Cassius is the clan name and Longinus is the family name, but by "family" I don't mean a nuclear family, but more like the sub-section of the clan including hundrends of people, generally several generations and not just the related extended family but their servents. Furthermore, praenomen were generally passed from a father to his sons, so some families would have half their members with the exact same name. All St. Longinus' name tells us is that he is in some way related to the Gaius Cassius Longinus who participated in the assasination of Gaius Julius Caesar (same praenomen!). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 05:26, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
- In reality there is one tradition that says that Longinus was called Cassius before his conversion. After that he changed his name. But there is no source/account that his name was ever "Cassius Longinus" or even "Gaius Cassius Longinus". That's a modern legend. But the accordances between Caesar's Longinus and Christ's Longinus are there, that's right, and the date is just one of many parallels, but a very important one. There is e.g. the crucifixion scene on the ivory casket in London (British Museum), where Longinus (on the right) applies a dagger thrust instead of using a spear as in later depictions. The Vulgata at one point specifies the ones "who pierced" Jesus (I think it's in Revelations) by using the verb pungere, containing pugio: pierced by a dagger. —Contributions/184.108.40.206 (talk) 17:15, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
Any reasoning as to why the Catholic Church would give Longinus, assuming that was really his name, sainthood for stabbing the Christ in the heart? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 21:58, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
- It seems that according to some versions of the story, Longinus was something of an adherent to Jesus' teachings, and that he had some understanding of the various Messianic prophesies floating around (specifically Psalm 34:20, which basically states that if the Messiah has any of his bones broken, then he cannot really be the Messiah.) As was the Roman custom, the soldiers present at the crucifixion wanted to make sure that Jesus was truly dead by breaking his legs. Longinus would have none of it, and decided to show them that it was unnecessary by thrusting his spear into Jesus' side. What's more, the blood and water expelled from Jesus' side through the spear-wound also acts as a metaphor for the Church. Hope this helps to answer your question. Don't quote me on it, though - I could be way off. Knyght27 (talk) 11:36, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
- I've never heard that before. Longinus is venerated as a saint because of stories circulating about him converting after piercing Jesus's side. This is what happens in the Acts of Pilate. In the medieval Golden Legend, his sight is failing when he stabs Christ, but the blood heals it, so he converts and eventually dies a martyr.--Cúchullain t/c 20:58, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
- So they have no rational behind this?, only popular claim as source?
Error \ Birthplace
- Torretto, Richard. A Divine Mercy Resource: How to Understand the Devotion to Divine Mercy. iUniverse, 2010. p. 148.
- Sniadach, Keith. Relics of God: A Supernatural Guide to Religious Artifacts, Sacred Locations & Holy Souls. Keith Sniadach, 2010. p. 73.
Longinus is a common Roman name so this part from "Origins...":
The name is probably Latinized from Greek longche (λόγχη), the word used for the lance mentioned in John 19:34. It first appears lettered on an illumination of the Crucifixion beside the figure of the soldier holding a spear, written, perhaps contemporaneously...
There are two pictures of the Bernini sculpture of Longinus. One needs to be removed or replaced. I don't think we need two of the same picture in one article! Please take action, somebody! YoSoyUnHamster (talk) 23:48, 9 July 2015 (UTC)