Feast of the Cross

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a Christian festival commemorating the finding of the Cross of Christ by Constantine's mother Helene, celebrated in mid-September


  • Syriac: ܥܐܕܐ ܕܨܠܝܒܐ = ʿʾDʾ DṢLYBʾ 1

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Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian1 before 11991195-1199?15982009


  • 1Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 605 [Syriac].
    • fête de la Croix: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 210, 254, 307-8, 334, 393, 405 [French].
    • Feast of the Cross: Michael the Syrian, The Chronicle of Michael the Great (The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex): Books XV–XXI From the Year 1050 to 1195 AD, ed. Amir Harrak (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2019), 120 & n.368, 204, 308 & n.1079, 430, 454 [Syriac with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Jessica Mutter, “Feast of the Cross” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/practice/628.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; and matching, Syriac name collection and transliteration, and reconciling Harrak's pages from Michael's chronicle
  • Jessica Mutter: matching from Michael's chronicle
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