- 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.
Helena, Helena Augusta, or Saint Helena was an Empress of the Roman Empire and mother of Roman emperor Constantine the Great. She was born in the lower classes traditionally in the Greek city of Drepana, Bithynia, in Asia Minor, which was renamed Helenopolis in her honor, though several locations have been proposed for her birthplace and origin. Helena ranks as an important figure in the history of Christianity. In her final years, she made a religious tour of Syria Palaestina and Jerusalem, dur
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." She was considered a saint in the eastern and western churches, reported to be the discoverer of the "true cross."
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Apr 02, 2014 · St. Helena, the mother of Constantine I, is believed to have discovered the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified.
May 20, 2021 · St. Helena, (Flavia Iulia Helena) the mother of St. Constantine the Great, was probably born at Drepanum (later named as Helenopolis, by her Emperor son) in Asia Minor to Greek/Turkish, Christian parents of humble, low social means. Some tradition says she was born in the city of Raha (Edessa). They brought her up in a Christian manner, taught her the doctrines of the Church and the religious ethics.
Helena, later known as Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, mother of Constantine the Great, was credited after her death with having discovered the fragments of the Cross and the tomb in which Jesus was buried at Golgotha. Helena was born at Drepanum in Bithynia, later renamed after her Helenpolis, about the year 250.
Christian glorification carried…. Constantine I: Final years. …of 326 that Constantine’s mother, Helena, embarked on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Her journey was attended by almsgiving and pious works and was distinguished by her church foundations at Jerusalem and at Bethlehem.