Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

[The Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ]Also known as

  • Feast of the Holy Cross
  • Feast of the Triumph of the Cross


About the Feast

The feast was celebrated in Rome before the end of the 7th century. Its purpose is to commemorate the recovering of that portion of the Holy Cross which was preserved at Jerusalem, and which had fallen into the hands of the Persians. Emperor Heraclius recovered this precious relic and brought it back to Jerusalem on 3 May 629.


MLA Citation

  • “Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 March 2015. Web. 21 April 2015. <>