Chapel of Saint Longinus

Along the eastern ambulatory of the Church are three chapels - St Longinus, Division of the Holy Robes and the Derision Chapel. The first of these three chapels is the Greek Orthodox Chapel of St. Longinus. This chapel memorizes Longinus, a Roman Centurion who commanded the soldiers that stood watch at Golgotha, and who was also an eyewitness of the final moments of Jesus. St. Longinus, who was nearly blind, was healed when some of the blood and water from Jesus fell into his eyes. It was then he exclaimed, "Indeed, this was the Son of God!" [Mark 15:3[
This shocked his soul and he later confessed: "Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earth quake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, truly this was the Son of God". (Matthew 27, 54)
St. Longinus then converted, left the army, took instruction from the Apostles and became a monk in Cappadocia. There he was arrested for his faith, his teeth forced out and tongue cut off. However, St. Longinus miraculously continued to speak clearly and managed to destroy several idols in the presence of the Governor. The Governor, who was blinded by the demons that came from the idols, had his sight restored when St. Longinus was being beheaded, because his blood came in contact with the Governors' eyes.

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