Exaltation of the Cross

We have two feasts in honor of the Cross of Christ, one commemorates its discovery by St. Helene, the mother of Constantine, and the other the exposition of the Cross at Jerusalem in 629 by the Emperor Heraclius, after getting it back from the hands of the Persians who got hold of it in 614.

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  • Holy Cross, Exaltation of the — ▪ religious feast also called  Holy Cross Day,         liturgical feast celebrated on September 14 to honour the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. In the Eastern churches the feast dates back to the dedication of the Church of the Holy… …   Universalium

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