Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem - Chapel of Saint Helena

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Chapel of St. Helena, Jerusalem, which is dedicated to Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine and according to tradition, who discovered the cross during her visit in 326AD. This large, well-kept chapel has two apses. To your right is the altar dedicated to Saint Helena herself. Looking left, you can see the alter that is dedicated to St. Dimas, the Good Thief. The Armenians have re-named this chapel ‘’St. Gregory the Illuminator’’ in memory of their national patron. Looking down, you can see that the floor is decorated in a mosaic depicting the story of Noah’s Ark and various Armenian churches. You can also see an inscription in the memory of the fallen warriors of the Armenian Legion in 1917 and the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

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