Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS

CHIESA DI SANTA CROCE
1913 Aristide Leonori (1856/1928) for Pope St. Pius X Sarto (1903/14)
Also known as BASILICA DI SANTA CROCE A VIA FLAMINIA, Basilica of the Holy Cross on the Flaminian Way
Built to celebrate the sixteenth centenary of the Edict of Constantine in 313
The site was chosen because, according to tradition, it was here that Constantine sounded the trumpets to announce the end of persecution for Christians
In the cornice of the fa├žade mosaic "Triumph of the Cross", "Edict of Milan" and "Victory of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge" by Biagio Biagetti (1877/1948)
Cross in gilded bronze with a relic of the Holy Cross of Jesus
Three windows by Giorgio Moroni
Pulpit in Cosmatesque style by Pio Leonori

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