St. Macarius of Jerusalem

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/10

    10 March

    Bishop of Jerusalem in 314. Fought Arianism. Participated in and signed the documents of the Council of Nicaea, and helped formulate the Nicene Creed. When Saint Helena discovered a collection of crosses, one of which was the True Cross, Macarius suggested identifying the real one by touching them to a seriously ill woman, and seeing which one cured her. Supervised the construction of the church of the Holy Sepulcher.

    335 of natural causes


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