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Golgotha

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The site of the crucifixion of Jesus; Calvary. The name comes from late Latin, via Greek from an Aramaic form of Hebrew gulgoleth ‘skull’; as in Matthew 27:33.

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Heraclius

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(d. 641),

emperor of the Eastern Empire from 610, who defeated the Persian Chosroes and recaptured the wood of the Cross; he became through this a hero of medieval legend.

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Holy Sepulchre

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Dedicated in 1149, the crusader church of the Holy Sepulchre in the northwest of Jerusalem encompasses the Constantinian basilica of 336, the shrine of Golgotha, and the domed rotunda of ...

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Invention of the Cross

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A festival, held on 3 May (Holy Rood Day), commemorating the reputed finding of the Cross of Christ by St Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine, in ad 326 (invention here meant ‘coming...

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Isaac

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

In the Bible, a Hebrew patriarch, son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau, whom Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice. Because of his obedience to God, Isaac was spared; a...

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Seven Sorrows of the BVM

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

According to the former RC Breviary, they were: (1) at the prophecy of Simeon; (2) at the flight into Egypt; (3) at the loss of the Holy Child; (4) on meeting Christ on the way to Calvary; null...

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St Veronica

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A woman of Jerusalem who is said to have offered her head-cloth to Christ to wipe the blood and sweat from His face on the way to Calvary; He returned it with His features impressed upon...

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Stations of the Cross

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A series of fourteen pictures or carvings which depict incidents in the last journey of Christ from Pilate's house to His entombment. They are commonly arranged round the walls of a church;...

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Via Dolorosa

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The route followed by Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem commemorating the journey taken by Jesus carrying his cross (Mark 15: 20–22), and punctuated with nine stations for prayer. The present...

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