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Finding of the Holy Cross

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May 6-7

This day commemorates the finding of the True Cross in Jerusalem by St. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, in the 4th century CE.

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The Holy Sepulchre

This day commemorates the finding of the True Cross in Jerusalem by St. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, in the 4th century CE.

 

Highlights of the feast

 

Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the Chapel of the Finding of the Cross:

On the eve of the feast (6.5) Vespers are sung.

On the day of the feast (7.5), Mass is celebrated, followed by a solemn procession through the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, led by the Custos holding a relic of the Holy Cross.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
A Catholic-Greek church built in 1877 in the heart of the market in Nazareth. According...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
Franciscan church and monastery on top of Jaffa Hill, built at the end of the 19th cent...
Ecclesiastical complex on top of Mount Tabor, identified by Christians as the place whe...
 

 Accommodations

 
Le Meridien Eilat is an all suites hotel, located on the shore of the Red Sea. You have...
The hotel has spacious rooms facing Lake Kineret, the Galilee and a private grove. The ...
Most rooms at the Leonardo Hotel Haifa are elegant suites. The hotel is located at the ...
A luxury hotel with 300 rooms and suites overlooking the Red Sea and a swimming pool.
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