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ST. MACARIUS OF JERUSALEM

St. Macarius of Jerusalem (4th c.) was the Bishop of Jerusalem from 312-335 A.D.  Little is known of his life before this time. He took part in the Council of Nicea in 325 and vigorously opposed the Arian heresy, which greatly threatened the early Church. It is believed that he was one of the bishops who helped draft the Nicene Creed. St. Athanasius, his contemporary, refers to Macarius as an example of "the honest and simple style of apostolic men." 

After the Nicean Council, St. Macarius accompanied St. Helen to Jerusalem. St. Helen was the Queen Mother of the Roman Emperor, Constantine.  The objective of St. Helen’s mission was to find the True Cross that Jesus was crucified upon. Once in Jerusalem, St. Helen discovered several crosses. 

It was St. Macarius who suggested to St. Helen that she would identify the True Cross by touching the crosses she discovered to a woman in Jerusalem who was gravely ill.  St. Helen touched each cross to the desperately sick lady. One of the crosses selected by St. Helen miraculously cured the sick woman.  Once the True Cross was identified, Emperor Constantine wrote to Bishop Macarius requesting that he oversee the construction of a magnificent church in Jerusalem, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, to commemorate the sites of the Crucifixion and Burial of Christ. The Holy Sepulchre still exists today as one of the most important Christian pilgrimage sites in the world.