Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross

On September 13, 335, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in what is now the Christian Quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem, was dedicated. The following day, the cross that Empress Helena had discovered 15 years earlier on that day, was venerated in a solemn ceremony.

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Celebrating Faith and Food

Within the Christian calendar, and in particular the Roman Catholic Liturgical Year, September 14th is a day of veneration of the Holy Cross. This day goes by various names among the faithful. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (within the Eastern Rite), The Triumph of the Cross (Roman Rite) or simply Holy Cross Day (Angelic and Lutheran communities).

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