The All Saints Shrine
at Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church
29125 West Six Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Wood from the True Cross of Christ

Fragment taken from the Holy Cross first discovered by St. Helen in a dry cistern in Jerusalem, and subsequently brought back to Rome (324 A.D.) The fragment is displayed in a large, gilded 35" tall reliquary housing other relics, also related to Christ's Passion.

On the right hand side, divided in quarter sections, features a thread from the Shroud of Turin (upper right), olive wood fragment from the Titulus Crucis (lower right), square piece form the *Surdarium of Oviedo (lower left) and the piece of the sponge (upper left).

The blood seen on the Sudarium of Oviedo matches the blood type on the Shroud of Turin.

What is the True Cross?

The True Cross is the name for physical remnants of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. Fragments of the True Cross have been venerated for centuries. More information can be found at this Catholic Encyclopedia artice.