What day celebrates the Exaltation of the cross in Russia in 2016?


The history of the origin of the Holy day of the exaltation of the Holy cross


The thing is, what about the miraculous properties of the cross on which Christ was crucified, it became known soon after his death. That is why the enemies of Jesus and his followers did a good job, so he doesn't fall into the hands of believers. The cross was hidden in the tomb, which was razed to the ground, and then at the burial place erected a pagan temple. When, years later, the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great and Helena went in search of Christian relics, she spent a lot of time and effort to find the burial place of the cross. When she managed to find the temple, she was ordered to destroy it: the ruins laid bare a tomb and found three crosses. To determine which one was genuine, the crosses in turn applied to a seriously ill woman who was completely healed after touching the Holy cross. Another version of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, revived to life of the deceased.

Folk omens on the exaltation of the Holy cross


Traditions and icons on the exaltation of the Holy cross