HOLY CROSS DAY

The Coptic Church celebrates the Feast of the Cross on the 17th of Tut (27 September) and on the 10th of Baramhat (19 March). The first date commemorates the discovery of the Cross by Queen Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, in the fourth century. The second date commemorates the recovery of the Holy Cross from the by the Roman in the seventh century. Although these two feasts are Byzantine excellence, the Coptic Church has a special rite for these days. The tune of is used for these feasts as well as for the procession.

There is a praising King Constantine, who ordered the closing down of the idol temples and the reopening of the churches of the Christians. It seems that the cult of Constantine was imported from the Byzantine church.