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Relic of the True Holy Cross on display during Triduum

To aid your prayerful observance of the passion of Christ this Triduum, a relic of the True Holy Cross will be available for veneration at two Denver churches.

The relic will be on display from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 2 at Notre Dame Church, 2190 S. Sheridan Blvd., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Good Friday, April 3 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St.

The relic is recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church as an authentic piece of the True Holy Cross, according to Eastern Orthodox Archbishop Alexander of Resurrection Church. It is a fragment from the one preserved in Rome at the Catholic Basilica of Santa Croce and was given to the Orthodox Church in the 18th century in the name of Pope Clement XIII.

“For some people in Denver, to go to Jerusalem or to Rome to see (relics of) the True Holy Cross may not be possible,” said Archbishop Alexander, “but to go just 10 minutes from their home may be!”

All are invited to venerate the relic, which was on display in the archdiocese for the first time last December.

“The relics are not only for my church, they are for all Christians to enjoy,” Archbishop Alexander said.

Questions: email eocaoffice@gmail.com.

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