Feast of the Crown of Thorns

[Pictorial Lives of the Saints: The Most Holy Crown of Thorns of Our Lord Jesus Christ]Article

Friday after Ash Wednesday, instituted in Paris, France in 1239, when Saint Louis brought back a relic of the Crown, later deposited in the Royal Chapel. The feast was kept on 11 August until it was adopted as a double-major at Rome in 1831, and the present day selected. It is not a universal feast, the Mass and Office being appendices of the Missal.

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  • “Feast of the Crown of Thorns”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 14 October 2010. Web. 12 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/feast-of-the-crown-of-thorns/>