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Holy CrossThe Holy and Glorious Sovereign, the Equal of the Apostles Helena

21 May - In about 326, The Holy and Glorious Sovereign, the Equal of the Apostles Helena founded the True Cross in Jerusalem.

In about 326, in Jerusalem, St. Helena, discovered the three crosses on which Christ and the two thieves had been crucified.
To discern which was the True Cross of Christ, Archbishop Makarios touched each one to a dying, sick woman. She was perfectly healed immediately by the touch of the True Cross.
The Holy Cross was kept in the Church of the Resurrection.
The Holy Cross is still venerated in the Church of the Resurrection.

This event is commemorated by the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross.

Biography

st. HelenaThe Holy and Glorious Sovereign, the Equal of the Apostles Helena did many charitable works. Also, she build churches in the Holy Land.

The Holy and Glorious Sovereign, the Equal of the Apostles Helena was the mother of the Emperor Constantine, who was Roman Emperor of the West and the East. Her son was an influence in her embracing Christianity.

Kontakion (TONE 3)

Today Constantine and Helena his mother expose to our veneration the Cross, the awesome Cross of Christ, a great sign of salvation to the Jews and a standard of victory: a great symbol of conquest and triumph.

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St. Helena Catholic Encyclopedia

Saints Constantine & Helena Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints

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Saints Constantine & Helena Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints


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