Holy Cross Day - 14 September
We remember the dedication of the Church of the Sepulcher on Calvary on 14 September 335. Constantine had decreed it be built and his aged mother, Helena, supervised it. They believed they had found the very cross that Jesus had been crucified on, and kept it in the Church.
Just as God provided a remedy for the Israelites during their wilderness trek, when they had sinned against him and he sent serpents to destroy them, God has provided a remedy for mankind in his Son's one perfect sacrifice for the sin of the world. Jesus told Nicodemus:
“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” [Jn 3:14-15]