Invention of the cross - definition of Invention of the cross by The Free Dictionary
Invention of the cross
|(Eccl.) ||a festival celebrated May 3d, in honor of the finding of our Savior's cross by St. Helena.|
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The first represents an interpolation on the first invention of the cross
by the emperor Claudius' wife, Patronice, after the manner of Helena, while the second is a secondary combination of two passages on the resurrection.