Eastern Orthodox icon of Saint Constantine the Great and his mother Saint Helena
|Empress; Mother of Constantine the Great|
Drepanum, Bithynia, Asia Minor
Constantinople, Roman Empire (now modern-day Istanbul, Turkey)
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Churches
|Major shrine||The shrine to Saint Helena in St. Peter's Basilica|
|Feast||August 18 (Roman Catholic Church); May 21 (Lutheran & Orthodox Churches); May 19 (Lutheran Church); 9 Pashons (Coptic Orthodox Church)|
|Patronage||archeologists, converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, empresses, Helena, the capital of Montana|
Saint Helena (Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta) also known as Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople (ca. 250 – ca. 330) was the consort of Emperor Constantius, and the mother of Emperor Constantine I. She is traditionally credited with finding the relics of the True Cross.
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