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  1. Helena, mother of Constantine I. Helena, Helena Augusta, or Saint Helena ( / ˈhɛlənə /; Greek: Ἑλένη, Helénē; AD c. 246/248 – c. 330) was an Empress of the Roman Empire and mother of Roman emperor Constantine the Great. She was born outside of the noble classes, possibly in Greek city of Drepana, Bithynia in Asia Minor .

  2. Feb 01, 2019 · Helena was the mother of Roman Emperor Constantine I . She was considered a saint in the eastern and western churches, reported to be the discoverer of the "true cross." Dates: About 248 CE to about 328 CE; her birth year is estimated from a report by the contemporary historian Eusebius that she was about 80 near the time of her death.

  3. Apr 02, 2014 · St. Helena, the mother of Constantine I, is believed to have discovered the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified. Synopsis. Born in Bithynia, Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), circa 248, St ...

  4. The pilgrimage of St. Helena (c. 248– c. 328), mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, to the Holy Land was probably an adaptation of the traditional imperial progress through the provinces. Helena’s personal journey, during which she discovered the True Cross, was also a public event and coincided with…

  5. 18 August, 2012. Summary: Saint Helen, also known as Helena of Constantinople (c. 250–330) was the wife of the Roman Emperor Constantius (250-306), and the mother of Emperor Constantine I. She is traditionally associated with finding the relics of the true cross in Jerusalem.

  6. Helena was still living in the year 326, when Constantine ordered the execution of his son Crispus. When, according to Socrates' account ( Church History I.17 ), the emperor in 327 improved Drepanum, his mother's native town, and decreed that it should be called Helenopolis, it is probable that the latter returned from Palestine to her son who ...

  7. Helena's guided tour lent a great deal of legitimacy to the original traditions; no one was arguing with the mother of the emperor of Rome. Thanks to Constantine's mother, the Christian tradition today has as many holy sites and shrines in Israel as do the Jews and Muslims .

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