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Cross, Exaltation of the
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(also Triumph of the Cross). The liturgical observance of the Exaltation of the Cross, still celebrated in the Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church on Sep 14, goes back to the veneration of the relics (II, 3) of the cross after the “finding of the true cross” (inventio verae crucis) at Calvary in the 4th century. The Itinerarium of the pilgrim Egeria (c. 384) describes an annual feast on Sep 14 in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Anastasis), commemorating the finding and exaltation of the cross at Golgotha. In the liturgy of Constantinople (Liturgical forms: II), the…

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Schneider, Johann, “Cross, Exaltation of the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12305>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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