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- proper n. The cross on which Christ was crucified.
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The same honour is paid to a relic of the True Cross when exposed for public veneration.
Monza -- containing a relic of the True Cross and a sentence from the
Persian soldiers evacuated the cities of Syria and Egypt which they had conquered, the relic of the True Cross was given back.
Our present ceremony is an obvious development of this, the manner of worshipping the True Cross on Good Friday observed at Jerusalem.
A large relic of the True Cross is probably still embedded in the hollow of the case, covered with a thick coating of balsam — perfumed unguent which, as the "Liber Pontificalis" informs us, was applied to such reliquaries as a mark of veneration.