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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross

Today is the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross, a liturgical feast that has been celebrated since the early centuries in the East. It commemorates the finding of the true Cross by St. Helen, the mother of the Emperor Constantine. Rome adopted the feast in the seventh century and now the feast commemorates both the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 335 and Christ's victory over death by his crucifixion and resurrection.

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