Found project: Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme


    Project : Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

    Language variant : Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 350 (consecration – cirka)

    Locality : Roma

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Early Christian architecture

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    Description :

    In the mid 300’s a church was built for the cult of the cross of Christ. According to tradition, Helena rediscovered the true cross when the church of the Holy Grave was built in Jerusalem (around 325). She reputedly must have brought with her pieces of the cross, the board with the inscription, and at least one of the spikes to Rome, as did she bring bags filled with earth from Golgotha. Equipped with such relics the basilica became quickly one of the obligatory pilgrimage objectives for pilgrims in Rome, and it played a prominent role in the Roman liturgy in connection with the Passion celebration.

    Magnusson, Börje: Rom – En konst- och kulturhistorisk vägledning, Wahlström & Widstrand, 2001, pp. 209–210.

    Ed. and transl. Katriina Puputti



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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
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    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski