Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus ChristAlso known as

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


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. 14 December 2015. Web. 27 May 2016. <>