Apparition of the Holy Cross over Jerusalem



Commemorates the appearance on 7 May 351, Pentecost that year, of a luminous image of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. It stretched from Mount Golgotha to the Mount of Olives (about two miles / three kilometers), was brighter than the sun, lasted several hours, and was seen by the entire city. It led to many conversions, and was reported in a letter attribued to Saint Cyril of Jerusalem.

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MLA Citation

  • “Apparition of the Holy Cross over Jerusalem“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2016. Web. 15 June 2021. <>