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  True Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to medieval legend, the True Cross was built from the Tree of Jesse (father of King David), which became identified with the Tree of Life that had grown in the Garden of Eden.
3 Dispersal of relics of the True Cross
Saint John Chrysostom relates that fragments of the True Cross were kept in golden reliquaries, "which men reverently wear upon their persons." Around the year 455, Juvenal Patriarch of Jerusalem sent to Pope Leo I a fragment of the "precious wood", according to the Letters of Pope Leo.
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 The True Cross
It is known that Radegunda, Queen of the Franks, having retired to Poitiers, obtained from the Emperor Justin II, in 569, a remarkable relic of the True Cross.
The Good Friday ceremony of the Adoration of the Cross also had its origin in Jerusalem, as we have seen, and is a faithful reproduction of the rites of Adoration of the Cross of the fourth century in Jerusalem which have been described above, in accordance with the description of the author of the "Peregrinatio".
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.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/t/true_cross.html   (3981 words)

 Feast of the Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
One of the high points of the celebration is the singing of the festal troparion "Before your Cross, we bow down in worship", as all the members of the congregation prostrate themselves on the ground.
September 14 is the titular fiest of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Feast_of_the_Cross   (865 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Archaeology of the Cross and Crucifix
One of the oldest of the symbols of the cross is the anchor.
Crosses are to be found on documents of early medieval times and, being placed at the head of a deed, were equivalent to an invocation of heaven, whether they were plain or ornamental.
Although in the fifth century the cross began to appear on public monuments, it was not for a century afterwards that the figure on the cross was shown; and not until the close of the fifth, or even the middle of the sixth century, did it appear without disguise.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04517a.htm   (13391 words)

 The Legend of the True Cross - Olga's Gallery
The Cross, on which Christ was crucified and died, became for Christians the object of a special respect and worship, not only as a remembrance of His sufferings and death, but also as a symbol of His sacrifice.
The True Cross exposed itself by the miraculous resurrection of a dead youth.
Piero Della Francesca: The Legend of the True Cross in the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo by Piero, Carlo Bertelli (Editor), Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, Maria Teresa Donati, Alessandro Benci (Photographer), Anna Marie Maetzke (Editor).
www.abcgallery.com /list/2003apr03.html   (1367 words)

 The Relic Of The True Cross | The Knights Templar | templarhistory.com
The True Cross is described as being part of the cross of Golgotha encased in gold and studded with priceless gems.
Upon Helena's return, the True Cross was kept in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem until the year 614 when Chrosroes II of Persia moved it to his own land when he captured Jerusalem.
The True Cross is believed to have been hidden by the Christians in 1009 C.E. and remained hidden for ninety years only to be produced in 1099 during the First Crusade.
www.templarhistory.com /cross.html   (647 words)

 The True Cross-St._Helena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The touch of two of the crosses had no effect upon her, but the remaining cross healed her and was as such identified as the True Cross.
Another account of the verification of the cross in a letter from St. Paulinas to Severus states that St. Helena sought by miracle to discover which was the True Cross by having a dead man brought and laid upon each of the crosses, the True Cross brought him back to life.
Helena realizes the location of the True Cross in a dream; she felt that she was linked with the True Cross as a result of her sons visions of it.
www.nd.edu /~jmichaud/theo/helena.htm   (1669 words)

 The True Cross by Ron Loeffler
She was made to lie on each of the three crosses in turn; the one that healed her would be the True Cross.
She then touched his body with each of the crosses and when the wood of the third cross made contact, the man was restored to life.
We know there are many relics of the "True Cross" scattered around the Catholic world, and we know some of the Catholic fables concerning the miraculous ability of these bits and pieces of old wood to not only heal the infirm, but to actually restore life to the dead.
www.thecross-photo.com /The_True_Cross_by_Ron_Loeffler.htm   (3593 words)

 St. Helena and the True Cross
Helena is often depicted holding a cross because tradition maintains she found the true cross in Jerusalem.
After she touched the third cross, she was cured, thereby identifying the true cross.
Another point: A reader in Canada asked, "Why is there a skull and two crossed bones placed at the foot of the cross in paintings of the crucifixion?" Many of the older depictions of the crucifixion do show a skull with two crossed bones at the foot of the cross.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/religion/re0816.html   (1086 words)

 The True Cross
As it is known today, the True Cross is a part of the cross used to execute Christ on Golgotha.
She then touched his body with each of the crosses and, wonder of wonders, when the wood of the third cross made contact, the man was restored to life.
It was reported that, after the fall of Jerusalem, Saladin tied the True Cross to the tail of his horse and rode though the streets of Jerusalem dragging it behind him.
www.sxws.com /charis/relics7.htm   (3223 words)

 Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: The True Cross
We stood in the muck and mire midst the spirits of shattered dreams between the cross and the remains of the North Tower as he told me his tale.
On the morning of August 21, he made a large wooden cross and, accompanied by the choir from his church, went to the place where the victims had died.
The crosses that we build, place in memorial, or in front of which we pray amount to our reaching out to the True Cross, to which all the nations have been drawn.
merecomments.typepad.com /merecomments/2005/09/the_cross_today.html   (980 words)

 Elevation of the Cross
During the Divine Liturgy, the Cross is carried in a procession.
She found the true cross between two other crosses, which belonged to the two thieves.
She was able to identify the cross because it bore the inscription: "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews".
www.antiochian.org /1108223043   (276 words)

 Quest For the True Cross : DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The titulus from Santa Croce is the one allegedly belonging to Christ´s cross, a disputable and unproven insinuation, one that Thiede nevertheless strives to make a case for in his newest book.
Furthermore, to prove that the titulus belonged to Christ, Thiede has to establish a definite connection between the crucifixion and that part of the cross actually coming to the Roman Empire in the 4th century, because said titulus is from Santa Croce, the church in Rome.
Constantine, allegedly, had a vision of the Cross in the clouds, before crossing the Milvian Bridge in the battle against Maxentius, which implored him to paint a Chi-Rho symbol-the 1st version of Christianity´s symbol-on all his men´s shields.
www.pagenation.com /an/B00008G6K2.html   (1151 words)

 Quest for the True Cross DVD -- Discovery Channel Store -- 669663
Delve into the mysterious history of the True Cross, the actual crucifix on which Christ is said to have died.
At the heart of the story is a forgotten fragment of wood, kept under lock and key by Cistercian monks in a church on the outskirts of Rome: the so-called Santa Croce Titulus.
As a seminarian who is familiar with the story of Helena and Constantine, it was quite rewarding to see a portion of the True Cross and evidence in support of its authenticity.
shopping.discovery.com /product-26709.html   (189 words)

 Web Gallery of Art - Visit to the church San Francesco in Arezzo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Queen of Sheba, on her journey to see Solomon and hear his words of wisdom, is about to cross the stream, when by a miracle she learns that the Saviour will be crucified on that wood.
Judas is tortured in a well (scene No. 6) and confesses that he knows the temple where the three crosses of Calvary are hidden.
Helena orders that the temple be destroyed; the three crosses are found and the True Cross is recognized (scene No. 7) because it causes the miraculous resurrection of a dead youth.
gallery.euroweb.hu /tours/arezzo   (708 words)

 The True Cross-Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cites the the celebration of The Finding of the Cross, May 3rd, and cites fairly universally agreed upon dates for events in reference to St. Helena and to the path of the True Cross post discovery.
Almost all of the sources, both scholarly and unscholarly alike, agree upon the relative dates involved in the life of St. Helena in reference to her pilgrimage and subsequent finding of the True Cross as well as (were applicable) the dates associated with the path of the True Cross after its discovery.
As far as the path of the True Cross after its discovery goes, most of the links agree upon the dates and means by which it was lost and recovered and then lost again by the Christians.
www.nd.edu /~jmichaud/theo/sources.htm   (727 words)

 Relics of the Passion
The veneration of the True Cross finds its origin in the legend of Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine, who is said have unearthed three crosses at Golgotha, and is said to have verified though a series of miracles which was the True Cross of Christ.
The roots of devotion to the Cross, to the instruments of the Passion, and to other objects associated with the life of Christ are long, deep and strong in the piety of the Christian people, beginning with pilgrims in Jerusalem and continuing to our own day.
So strong has the practice of the veneration of the Cross been in Christian history that it has found its way into the Liturgy of Good Friday, where all the faithful are invited to demonstrate their reverence for the Cross of the One whose wounds have healed us.
www.olacathedral.org /nstory/2005/2005-03-15-relicsofpassion.html   (980 words)

 CNP Articles - The True Cross
The Cross to which Christ had been nailed, and on which He had died, became for Christians, quite naturally and logically, the object of a special respect and [veneration].
It seems clear, therefore, that for Saint Paul the Cross of Christ was not only a precious remembrance of Christ's sufferings and death, but also a symbol closely associated with His sacrifice and the mystery of the Passion.
The cross shines brighter than the sun." At the same time, pilgrimages to the holy places became more frequent, and especially for the purpose of following the example set by Saint Helena in venerating the True Cross.
www.canticanova.com /articles/misc/art7ea1.htm   (1431 words)

For a full discussion of the legend of St. Helena, see ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE CROSS AND CRUCIFIX; see also ST.
The cross shines brighter than the sun." These quotations from St.
Chrysostom may be found in the authorities to be named at the end of this article.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04529a.htm   (3970 words)

 The True Cross We Bear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Think about the child who thinks he deserves abuse, the wife who is ashamed of her husband's drinking, or the man who feels guilty because he cannot give more to his family.
Like the eunuch, they all carry burdens that are not necessarily the cross of Christ.
And what will free them is not imprisonment in some luxurious carriage, but carrying the true Cross, the burden that is light and the yoke that is sweet.
www.diocesephoenix.com /hispanicministry/true_cross_np.htm   (402 words)

 The true cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From Biblical Archaeology, The True Cross: Separating Myth from History.
In the days of Constantine the Great, the cross on which Jesus died was "rediscovered" in Jerusalem.
For her efforts, Helena was named a saint by the Roman Catholic and Eastern churches; in art, the cross became her symbol.
www.mirabilis.ca /archives/000904.html   (181 words)

 SermonAudio.com - The True Cross
We must remember that the cross is neither a talisman nor a good luck charm.
The cross is a symbol of pain, distress, burden bearing and above all a symbol of death.
In this message Dr. Brown reminds the listener of...The Pain of The Cross, The Purpose of The Cross, The Power of The Cross, and The Pattern of the Cross.
www.sermonaudio.com /sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=71403121411   (286 words)

 True Cross Competition! Oooooh!
Every week, one lucky contestant will have the chance to win an authentic Holy Relic, a piece of the True Cross, the same one that was used at the Passion (according to St Matthew, at any rate).
Some of the sceptics among you may doubt that I have in my possession the True Cross, but you would be people who have never witnessed the amazing bargains that one can make in the flee markets of Zug, in Switzerland.
Please visit the True Cross Competition Forum for previous weeks' answers, competition winners, entries and discussion of the various topics.
members.tripod.com /gould_lawrence/competition.html   (385 words)

 CD Baby: TRUE CROSS: Armor and Shield
True Cross is a band of four talented, gifted singer/songwriter/musicians based in the Midwest writing and singing songs of values, hope, love and the Gospel.
The music of True Cross is music of variety as they can easily adapt to please any audience from the young to the seniors.
They can rock with the contemporary sounds of new Christian music and Praise songs or touch your heart with the songs of yesterday, all done with the steel guitar, dobro, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards and great singing.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/truecross   (327 words)

 Silver Reliquary containing portion of the True Cross
The Case or Shrine, in the shape of an Archiepiscopal Cross, measures nearly 9 inches by 2.5 inches.
On one of the silver clips at the side is an inscription, obviously very old: ‘Lignum de Vera Cruce’ (Wood of the True Cross).
One writer suggests that it might perhaps have been a companion of the Relic in Holy Cross Abbey and have come from King Muircheartach O’Brien of Munster who had received it from Pope Paschal II (1099 —1118).
www.waterfordlismore.com /index.php?filename=reliquary-true-cross.html   (296 words)

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