Holy Cross Day

The Coptic Church annually commemorates two events related to the Holy Cross on which our Lord was crucified: the discovery of the Cross at Jerusalem by the empress Helene, mother of Constantine, in A.D. 326, the feast day being 17 Tut; and the restoration of the Cross in 628 from the hands of the Persians, whose King Chosroes II had carried it off fifteen years earlier. Emper or Heraclius (575-642) brought it back to Jerusalem.

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  • Holy-cross day — Holy cross Ho ly cross (?; 115). The cross as the symbol of Christ s crucifixion. [1913 Webster] {Congregation of the Holy Cross} (R. C. Ch.), a community of lay brothers and priests, in France and the United States, engaged chiefly in teaching… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Cross Day — I. see exaltation of the cross II. noun see holy rood day …   Useful english dictionary

  • holy cross day — noun Usage: usually capitalized H&C&D : holy rood day 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Cross Day — noun the day of the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, 14 September …   English new terms dictionary

  • Holy Cross Day —  Воздвижение Креста Господня …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • holy-rood day — noun Usage: usually capitalized H&R&D Etymology: Middle English holi rode dei 1. : the 3d day of May on which occurs the feast of the Invention of the Cross 2. : September 14 called also Holy Cross Day * * * Holy rood Day ● …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Rood Day — noun 1》 the day of the feast of the Invention of the Cross, 3 May. 2》 another term for Holy Cross Day …   English new terms dictionary

  • Holy Innocents' day — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy cross — Ho ly cross (?; 115). The cross as the symbol of Christ s crucifixion. [1913 Webster] {Congregation of the Holy Cross} (R. C. Ch.), a community of lay brothers and priests, in France and the United States, engaged chiefly in teaching and manual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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