Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, Rome

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  • August 17, 2017
    The basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore was built not to honor the memory of the martyrs but only to keep part of the cross of Jesus, along with other relics of the passion which, according to tradition, St Helena took to Rome returning from his trip to the Holy Land, in 325 a.d. was designed from the start as a large reliquary designed to preserve precious evidences of Jesus ' passion. The basilica is called "in Jerusalem" because of the presence of consecrated ground of Mount Calvary that was placed at the base of the foundations, ground transported on ships along with the same relics of the cross.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A hidden treasure very close to basilica san giovanni in laterano.Very touching atmosphere. Beatiful items  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Near San Giovanni stands this basilicas containing various relics of religious effect.
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  • July 9, 2017
    What a magnificent and cathartic experience awaited me when I happened upon the Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalem. I had visited the music museum adjacent and upon exiting I saw the ornate and glowing iron and glass of the gate to the monastic garden. I entered this the once palace of St. Helen with no expectation and proceeded to stand mere inches away from fragments of the Holy Cross, the wood tablet inscribed by Pontious Pilate which sealed Christs fate, two thorns from the crown, a nail that once pierced the flesh of Jesus, remnants of the holy sepulcher, and the finger of doubting Thomas! Such a powerful moment in my life. I'm not even Catholic, but were I to spend more time in Rome I just might convert!
  • July 12, 2017
    Main attractions here are holy relics from the cross of Jesus and the facade of the church which was realized by Borromini.
  • January 6, 2017
    Incredible relics!! Could not believe that there is not a line out the door to see them.
  • July 18, 2017
    The relics of the Holy Cross is kept here.
  • April 30, 2017
    See the Holy Cross is just about a very strong experience !

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