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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On the Eighth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Eight Maids a Milking. Our one true love, Christ Jesus, gave to us the Sermon on the Mound and the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes exemplify spiritual strength even in the face of despair.

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