FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS – MASS PROPERS

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FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS – Commemoration of 14th Sunday after Pentecost

 Double Major/Red   –   Missa “Nos autem”

In the Latin Roman Rite this feast is celebrated on September 14th each year to celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on which Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, died. Historians record that the true cross was unearthed by the Empress Saint Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine the Great in the year 326. With Constantine as emperor his mother had the funds and the visa so-to-speak to conduct an extensive expedition for the true cross for it was the sign of the cross in the sky that enabled her son to be victorious – “In hoc signo vinces.” Though she was nearly 80 years old her mission was to uncover Christ’s cross so that all the world could give it the reverence and…

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