Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

The Church of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem is the sight of the relic of the True Cross on which our Lord died found in Jerusalem by St. Helena (mother of the Emperor Constantine). The church contains not only the relic of the True Cross but also soil from Calvary in Jerusalem...hence, the name of the church, The Holy Cross in Jerusalem. The feast of the Cross is celebrated every year on September 14, under the title "Exaltation of the Holy Cross." Xaltatus a terra, omnia traham ad me ipsum (John 12:32)!

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