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The True Cross is the name for physical remnants which, by the tradition of most Christian Churches , are said to be from the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. According to post- Nicene historians such as Socrates of Constantinople , the Empress Helena , mother of Emperor Constantine , the first Christian Emperor of Rome , travelled to the Holy Land in —, founding churches and establishing relief agencies for the poor. Dismas and Gestas , executed with him; to one cross was affixed the titulus bearing Jesus' name, but Helena was not sure until a miracle revealed that that cross was the True Cross. Many churches possess fragmentary remains that are by tradition alleged to be those of the True Cross. Their authenticity is not accepted by all Christians, mainly Protestants; however the bulk of Roman Catholic and Orthodox believers recognize them as genuine pieces of the cross of Christ.
Truth revealed about Irish relic of cross on which Jesus was crucified (VIDEO)
Shrouds, thorns, nails and other holy relics have fascinated mankind ever since the very first Easter, despite arguments over their authenticity. And the mystery of the Turin Shroud continues to intrigue us, despite fears the cloth might be a medieval phoney. As historian David Rolfe says: The whereabouts of the cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper continues to fascinate theologians, historians and conspiracy theorists today. The sacred chalice is said to bestow eternal life on anyone who drinks from it.
Ruth Gledhill reports in Christian Today, in an article titled, Results on investigations into fragments of the True Cross coming soon: Oxford University has launched a centre to study ancient Christian relics such as bones claimed to be those of St John the Evangelist, John the Baptist and fragments purported to be from the true Cross. Some archaeologists already believe they have found pieces of the True Cross on which Jesus was crucified.