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A Brief History On September 14, 326 A.D., Helena of Constantinople made one of the greatest discoveries in Christian history when she found the Holy Sepulchre (the crypt where Jesus was entombed) and the True Cross in Jerusalem. Digging Deeper Helena, also known as St. Helen, was the mother of Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome.  In that capacity, she was awarded the title “Augusta Imperatrix.”  She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, both branches of the Orthodox Church and the Lutheran and Anglican Churches. Her son Constantine became the first Christian emperor of Rome and was the namesake…