Wednesday, September 13, 2017

For the Day of the Holy Cross


In many Christian traditions, September 14 marks the (mythologized) story of the discovery of the True Cross by St. Helena, the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, in 326 C.E. and the relic's installation in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (Various Christians have been fighting over this site's possession and meaning ever since.)

This powerful 14th century stone cross sits adjacent to the chapel of San Rogue in Melide, Galicia, where the Camino Primitivo merges with the better known pilgrimage route, the Camino Frances. 

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