According to church legend, the original wooden cross used for Jesus’ crucifixion was discovered in 326 by St. Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, during a pilgrimage she made to Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was then built at the site of the discovery, by order of Helena and Constantine. September 14th was the day that the cross was transferred into the church.
Holy Cross Day allows us to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ journey to cross and the enduring promise of victory that the cross proclaims. Our worship service at Lake of the Isles will include special trumpet music and anthems by the choir.