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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 

This feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates several historic events.  First the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine who was the first Roman emperor to legalize Christianity.  Second the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre a church that was built over the site of Jesus’ Crucifixion and burial.  And third, the return of the Cross (after it had been held for fifteen years by non-Christian Persians) to Jerusalem.   

The Holy Cross is also the instrument of our salvation. “Every cross borne by any believer in history gains meaning and becomes life-giving when it is brought into a relationship with the Cross, the Cross from which Jesus reigned as the King of Love and over which He triumphed in His glorious Resurrection.” Fr Peter M. J. Stravinskas

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