Invention of the Cross

noun a festival, held on 3 May, commemorating the reputed finding of the Cross of Christ by Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine, in AD 326.

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  • Invention of the cross — Invention In*ven tion, n. [L. inventio: cf. F. invention. See {Invent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of finding out or inventing; contrivance or construction of that which has not before existed; as, the invention of logarithms; the invention of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Invention of the Cross — noun A festival observed on 3 May in commemoration of the alleged discovery of the true cross at Jerusalem in 326AD by Helena, mother of Constantine the Great • • • Main Entry: ↑invent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Invention of the Cross — noun a) The alleged discovery of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified by St Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine, in 326 . b) The church festival observed on 3 May in commemoration of St Helenas alleged discovery of the so called… …   Wiktionary

  • The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy —     The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy     (1) Material Objects in Liturgical Use;     (2) Liturgical Forms connected with Them;     (3) Festivals Commemorative of the Holy Cross;… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Hammer and the Cross — infobox Book | name = The Hammer and the Cross title orig = translator = image caption = author = Harry Harrison cover artist = country = United States language = English series = The Hammer and the Cross genre = Science Fiction/Fantasy novel… …   Wikipedia

  • Feast of the Cross — Russian icon of Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (icon from Yaroslavl by Gury Nikitin, 1680. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow). Liturgical year Western Advent …   Wikipedia

  • Archaeology of the Cross and Crucifix —     Archæology of the Cross and Crucifix     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Archæology of the Cross and Crucifix     I. PRIMITIVE CRUCIFORM SIGNS     The sign of the cross, represented in its simplest form by a crossing of two lines at right angles,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Invention — In*ven tion, n. [L. inventio: cf. F. invention. See {Invent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of finding out or inventing; contrivance or construction of that which has not before existed; as, the invention of logarithms; the invention of the art of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The True Cross —     The True Cross     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The True Cross     (AND REPRESENTATIONS OF IT AS OBJECTS OF DEVOTION).     (1) Growth Of the Christian Cult;     (2) Catholic Doctrine on the Veneration of the Cross;     (3) Relics of the True… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • invention — (n.) c.1400, devised method of organization, from O.Fr. invencion (13c.) and directly from L. inventionem (nom. inventio) faculty of invention; a finding, discovery, noun of action from pp. stem of invenire devise, discover, find, from in in, on… …   Etymology dictionary

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