Invention of the Cross

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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 upon, finding’).

Subjects: Christianity.

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