Lives of the early popes. St. Peter to (the time of Charlemagne). by Thomas Meyrick

Lives of the early popes. St. Peter to (the time of Charlemagne).

byThomas Meyrick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX III. ST. HELENA. HER BIRTHPLACE. The discovery of the true Cross by St. Helena has given her celebrity in the annals of the Church, and throws a light upon the history of Constantine. After the victory over Maxentius, or when he became the master of the world, his mother went into the East to see the Cross under which her son had conquered. She discovered it by a miracle, and brought a portion to Rome, for the reception of which the Sessorian Basilica, otherwise called the Basilica of Helen, was built by Constantine, afterwards called St. Cross in Jerusalem, because a great quantity of earth from Calvary was placed in the chapel containing the holy relic. Eour massive golden candlesticks and fifty lamps of silver, five gold chalices and an altar of massive gold, were among the donations to the church, which have disappeared in the spoliations of Rome. But when the church--which was restored by St. Gregory II.--underwent alteration and renovation in the year 1492, the workmen discovered above the central arch, within the church, a hollow place, which, when it was opened, was found to contain a leaden case covered with a square marble slab, on which was written, "This is the title of the true Cross." Within the case was a little board, the edges of which were wasted by time, upon which was engraved, in letters painted red, " Jesus Judseorum Nazarenus rex," the word Judseorum partly gone from decay. The whole city ran to see it, and Pope Innocent himself came and ordered it to be kept in the case under a glass, and to be exposed only once a year on the festival of the church. St. Helena, following an ancient usage, had placed it in this elevated position when the church was built. In the chapel, which is dedicated to St. Helena, besides the portion ...

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Title:Lives of the early popes. St. Peter to (the time of Charlemagne).Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217505627

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