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  Lives of the Saints, May 3, The Finding of the Holy Cross
Saint Helen, the Emperor’s mother, desiring to visit the holy places there, made a journey into Palestine in 326, though she was at that time near eighty years of age.
She was credibly informed that, if she could find the holy sepulchre, she would also find the instruments of the punishment, since it was the custom among the Jews to dig a pit near the place where the body of a criminal was buried, and to throw into it whatever had contributed to his execution.
In this perplexity the holy Bishop of Jerusalem Macarius, knowing that one of the principal ladies of the city lay ill and at the point of death, suggested to the Empress to have the three crosses carried to the sick person, not doubting that God would reveal which one was the cross they sought.
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  The True Cross
The bishop stretches out his hand over the holy relic, and the deacons keep watch with him while the faithful and catechumens defile, one by one, before the table, bow, and kiss the Cross; they touch the Cross and the Title with forehead and eyes, but it is forbidden to touch them with the hands.
Here is the the calculation of this savant: Supposing the Cross to have been of pine-wood, as is believed by the savants who have made a special study of the subject, and giving it a weight of about seventy-five kilograms, we find that the volume of this cross was 178,000,000 cubic millimetres.
The cross is prepared before the altar; priests, deacons, subdeacons, clerics of the inferior grades, and lastly the people, each one comes in his turn; they salute the cross, during the singing of the anthem, "Ecce lignum crucis in quo salus mundi pependit.
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 College of the Holy Cross - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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  Catholic-Pages.com | Discussion Forum - "History behind the Triumph of the Holy Cross"
In regards to the Holy Cross itself, when the Body of Jesus was removed from it, to prevent His followers from finding it, the Cross was thrown in a ditch or well, and then covered with stones and earth.
The Holy Cross is the symbol of salvation.
The Holy Cross is the symbol of Divine compassion.
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 The Crosiers
On the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14 Sept., 1211), Théodore with four of his fellow-canons pronounced his religious vows before the Bishop of Liège.
The Canons of the Holy Cross preached to the Albigenses with St. Dominic.
Upon the breast of the scapular a cross is sewed, the upright bar of which is red, and the cross-bar white.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
The feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross in 325 during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem of St.
In 614, the part of the cross was carried away from the church by the Persians, and remained missing until it was recaptured by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius in 628.
September 14 is the titular feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
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 BusinessWorld Weekender: Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She is usually picked from among wealthy families to shoulder the expenses of the offering and the parade and festival that follows, which is the Santacruzan (parade of the Holy Cross).
Three crosses were dug up from the hill and she tested them by letting a sick servant lie on each of the cross.
The anniversary of the finding of the cross is on May 3.
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 Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross
The Cross, which was an instrument of humiliation and death, was transformed into The Holy Cross, which is a sign of victory over sin and death and a means of salvation and eternal life.
The Holy and Glorious Sovereign, the Equal of the Apostles Helena built the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for the Holy Cross.
The Holy Cross is kept and venerated in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
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 Finding of the Holy Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Compare the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14.
According to the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine, the Cross had been found by Seth, the son of Adam, in Eden ; by King Solomon in Lebanon, and by the Queen of Sheba in the Temple of Solomon ; and later by "the Jews" in a fish pond.
The Cross or the true Cross: The cross on which Jesus was crucified.
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 Feast of the Cross - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross in 326 during a pilgrimage of Christians to Jerusalem.
In 614, the cross was carried away from the church by the Persians, and remained missing until it was recaptured by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius in 628.
In Orthodox practice, the Exaltation of the Cross commemorates both the finding of the Cross in 326 and its recovery from the Persians in 628.
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 Finding Of The Holy Cross
After that famous victory, which the emperor Constantine gained over Maxentius, in the year 312, on the eve of which the banner of the Cross of the Lord had been given to him from heaven, Helen, the mother of Constantine, being warned in a dream, came to Jerusalem to seek for the Cross.
There it was her care to cause to be overthrown the marble statue of Venus, which had stood on Calvary for about 180 years, and which had originally been put there to desecrate and destroy the memorial of the sufferings of the Lord Christ.
When she had thus cleansed the place where the Cross had stood, Helen caused deep excavations to be made, which resulted in the discovery of three crosses, and apart from them, the writing which had been nailed on that of the Lord.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of May 3
It is significant that the finding of the Cross is associated with Emperor Constantine, who signed the Peace of Milan permitting the toleration of Christianity as a result of a vision of the Cross in the sky.
Bishop Saint Macarius suggested that the three crosses be taken to the home of a prominent lady who was extremely ill. There he prayed that God would regard their faith and laid each cross in turn gently to the sick woman.
The cross may be seen in images of Philip as (1) a weapon against the dragon (paganism); (2) his instrument of martyrdom; or (3) a sign that he was a missionary preacher who stressed the victory of the Cross (Appleton).
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 Lives of the Saints, May 3, The Finding of the Holy Cross
Saint Helen, the Emperor’s mother, desiring to visit the holy places there, made a journey into Palestine in 326, though she was at that time near eighty years of age.
She was credibly informed that, if she could find the holy sepulchre, she would also find the instruments of the punishment, since it was the custom among the Jews to dig a pit near the place where the body of a criminal was buried, and to throw into it whatever had contributed to his execution.
In this perplexity the holy Bishop of Jerusalem Macarius, knowing that one of the principal ladies of the city lay ill and at the point of death, suggested to the Empress to have the three crosses carried to the sick person, not doubting that God would reveal which one was the cross they sought.
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 Welcome to Kaldu.org - St. Peter Diocese
On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, we honor the Holy Cross by which Christ redeemed the world.
This grand feast was begun to commemorate the finding of the Holy Cross by St. Helena, (Constantine the Great’s mother), in 355 AD.
The True Cross was found in Jerusalem and kept at the Basilica until 614 AD when the Persians conquered Jerusalem.
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 Directions to Holy Cross
The entrance to Holy Cross Monastery from Rt 9W in autumn.
Holy Cross Monastery is located at 1615 Broadway (Rt.
We are on the west bank of the Hudson River, directly across the river from the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park and about in the center of the area between Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and New Paltz.
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 SANTA ELENA, DISCOVERER OF THE HOLY CROSS AND MOTHER OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EMPEROR OF ANTIQUITY. By Judy King - ON ...
It was, however, her discovery of the True Holy Cross of Jesus, and as a role model to her son, Constantine, Emperor of Rome, that earned her the title in death of Santa Elena.
During the excavation, the remains of three crosses were found in a cave, along with the nails used to crucify Jesus and the placard from the cross of Jesus, declaring him "King of the Jews,".
Although a grand achievement, the discovery of the Cross is considered by most historians as secondary to the effect her example and guidance had on Constantine at a time when other youths of noble birth were being raised in the pagan spirit to despise Christianity.
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 The Feast of the Assumption
When the Cross which Cosroes, King of the Persians, had captured at the conquest of Jerusalem, and had for forty years in his power, was recaptured by the Emperor Heraclius, who carried it himself on his own shoulders to Mount Calvary into the Church of the Holy Cross.
THE Way of the Cross is a devotion, approved by the Pope, by which we meditate upon the passion and death of Christ, and especially upon His last way of sor­row to Mount Calvary.
Next to the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and holy Com­munion, there is certainly no devotion which represents better to us the sufferings and death of Christ than the Way of the Cross.
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 LiftHightheCross
The cross indeed is the standard of God's armies, whereof Mary is the Queen; it is by the cross that she crushes the serpent's head, and wins so many over error, and over the enemies of the Christian name.
The relic of the True Cross is in the vertical and horizontal beams of the Cross in the photograph.
The beam of wood outside of the Cross is from the cross of Saint Dismas.
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 Holy Sepulcher - The Finding of the Cross Chapel
Holy Sepulcher - The Finding of the Cross Chapel
Tradition tells us that Helena found three crosses: One of Jesus Christ, and the others two of the thieves that were crucified on his sides.
To identify the cross, she brought a baby who died recently, and touched him with the three crosses.
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 Blessings of Fields and Crops
May then their produce be brought to full ripeness, and gathered in honor of Your name by those who trust in the power of the holy cross of the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and is King with You for ever and ever.
Holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God, we beg and pray You to be so kind as to turn Your calm eyes and happy countenance upon these crops and seeds.
V. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
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 Flores de Mayo at Santacruzan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The festivity commemorates the search of the Holy Cross by Queen Helena (Reina Elena) and her son, the newly converted emperor Constantine.
After the Holy Cross was found in Jerusalem and brought back to rome, there was a joyful celebration for thanksgiving.
The procession is called "Santacruzan" (Festival of the Holy Cross), a commemoration of the finding of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem by Saint Helena, mother of Constantine the Great.
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 The End of Persecutions and the Finding of the Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She devoted much labour to finding of the Cross of Christ since the enemies of Christ had hidden the Cross burying it in the ground.
This precious remnant of the Cross of Christ is still kept at the present day in the Church of the Resurrection of Christ at the Holy Sepulchre.
In remembrance of the finding of the Cross of Christ and Its elevation, the Holy Orthodox Church established the feast of the Exaltation of the Honourable and Life-giving Cross of the Lord.
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 The Feast of the Assumption
When the Cross which Cosroes, King of the Persians, had captured at the conquest of Jerusalem, and had for forty years in his power, was recaptured by the Emperor Heraclius, who carried it himself on his own shoulders to Mount Calvary into the Church of the Holy Cross.
THE Way of the Cross is a devotion, approved by the Pope, by which we meditate upon the passion and death of Christ, and especially upon His last way of sor­row to Mount Calvary.
Next to the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and holy Com­munion, there is certainly no devotion which represents better to us the sufferings and death of Christ than the Way of the Cross.
www.truecatholic.org /books/goffine/holycross-sep14.htm   (753 words)

  
 Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center The Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross ...
The reason was that Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ took on human flesh, a part of the earth's matter; therefore it is possible to depict Him through material symbols.
Holy ikons portray the divine Sonship and actions of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ by means of paints and colors.
From Holy and Glorious Pascha to the Great Feast of Pentecost, Sunday is the first day of the Liturgical week.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The True Cross
Holy Sepulchre; it was in the course of these excavations that the wood of the Cross was recovered.
holy table, the cross; throughout the universe, the cross.
Cyril of Jerusalem, her contemporary, testifies as explicitly that "the whole inhabited earth is full of relics of the wood of the Cross".
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