How the Holy Cross was found
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How the Holy Cross was found from event to medieval legend with an appendix of texts by Stephan Borgehammar

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Published by Almqvist & Wiksell International in Stockholm .
Written in English


  • Holy Cross.,
  • Holy Cross -- Legends.,
  • Theology -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.

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Edition Notes

StatementStephan Borgehammar.
SeriesBibliotheca theologiae practicae ;, 47
LC ClassificationsBT465 .B67 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 326 p. ;
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1331972M
ISBN 109122014322
LC Control Number92213435

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The "True Cross" refers to the actual cross used in the Crucifixion of , many fragments of wood are claimed as True Cross relics, but it is hard to establish their authenticity. The story of the fourth-century discovery of the True Cross was reported in Jacopo de Voragine's The Golden Legend published in , that included the lore of saints venerated at the time. Get this from a library! How the Holy Cross was found: from event to medieval legend: with an appendix of texts. [Stephan Borgehammar]. This date is the titular feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross, The Companions of the Cross and the Episcopal Church's Order of the Holy Cross. Observation in Various Churches Church of England. The calendar of the Church of England's Book of Common Prayer () gives two separate festivals. In common with the Gallican Rite, the "Invention. The Holyrood or Holy Rood is a Christian relic alleged to be part of the True Cross on which Jesus died. The word derives from the Old English rood, meaning a pole and the cross, via Middle English, or the Scots haly ruid ("holy cross"). Several relics venerated as part of the True Cross are known by this name, in England, Ireland and Scotland.