I’m from Rome originally, and now live in Jerusalem, at the Antonia Fortress.
Roman soldiers are forbidden to marry while in military service.
I am a Centurion, a Roman military official in charge of 100 soldiers. I have been posted in Jerusalem to keep the peace and keep an eye on things in
the province. Jerusalem can get very rowdy at festivals like Passover.
WHERE AND WHEN I MET JESUS
I was on duty while Jesus was being crucified.
DID YOU KNOW?
Us Romans regularly place soldiers on crucifixion guard duty because people try to take their relatives down off the cross to save them from their
suffering. After Jesus was crucified, I had to vouch that Jesus was dead to Pilate so that Joseph of Arimathea could take his body to be buried.[twitter-timeline id=558797107037884416 username=r0mancent]