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  • proper n. The cross on which Christ was crucified.


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  • The fragment of the True Cross which is still preserved at

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Consider the vertical increments of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which has, over time, been the site of a temple to Aphrodite, of Golgotha, of Jesus' tomb and the home of the True Cross.

    The City With the Big Ego

  • Once there, Baldwin admitted to Louis that he had pawned the Crown of Thorns, pieces of the True Cross and other relics.

    The Parisian Jewel for the Jerusalem Crown

  • Louis eventually acquired what was left of the True Cross and other relics, including those of more dubious authenticity: the Iron Lance, the Sponge and the Nail of the Passion.

    The Parisian Jewel for the Jerusalem Crown

  • The blind arcading pattern and inscriptions in Armenian that cover the church's external walls are reflected throughout the site on the elegant Church of the Redeemer, built to house a fragment of the True Cross, and the Church of the Holy Apostles.

    Time-Traveling in Armenia

  • To the blade was added a Holy Nail said to have come from the True Cross.


  • He had been skeptical at first, knowing that there were so many relics purported to be pieces of the True Cross.

    The Poet Prince

  • Colombina hugged him and wished him Godspeed, ensuring as she did that he was wearing the amulet that Lorenzo had left to him—the tiny protective locket with the sliver of the True Cross contained within it.

    The Poet Prince

  • The most famous and influential narrative, however, is the so-called Judas Cyriacus version, also originating in Syria, which had it that a recalcitrant Jew named Judas reluctantly led Helena to the burial place of the three crosses, whereupon she proved which was the True Cross by using it to revive a dead man.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Still, despite the fact that no commentator during her lifetime referred to the revelation, history credits Helena with the personal discovery of the hiding place of the True Cross, the cross on which Jesus was crucified and the most revered symbol in Christianity.60

    Caesars’ Wives


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