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The life and wisdom of Helena mother of Constantine

Lavinia Byrne

The life and wisdom of Helena mother of Constantine

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Helena, -- Saint, -- ca. 255-ca. 330.,
  • Spiritual life -- Christianity.,
  • Christian saints -- Rome -- Biography.,
  • Christian women saints -- Rome -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHelena of Constantine.
    Statementwritten and compiled by Lavinia Byrne.
    SeriesSaints alive
    The Physical Object
    Pagination83p. ;
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22448403M
    ISBN 100340709707
    OCLC/WorldCa60183613

    The Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, made the historic pilgrimage to Palestine, found pieces of wood from the true Cross, and built churches at Bethlehem and Olivet. Her life coincided with one of the great turning-points of history: the recognition of Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire.   (This questionable move was made for administrative purposes.) Constantine was son of the Emperor Constantius who ruled the far west: Britain, Gaul and Spain. Constantine’s mother was Helen (Helena, Eleni) an innkeeper’s daughter, whom Constantius had married, then divorced for political reasons – though some say they were never married.


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The details regarding Constantine’s early life are obscure. He was born c. AD to Flavius Constantius, a native of Dardania who was an officer in the Roman army, and an woman named Helena who was either Constantius’ wife or concubine.

His father was a politically skilled man and quickly rose through the military ranks. Inhe was. Helena, or Saint Helena (/ ˈ h ɛ l ə n ə /; Greek: Ἁγία Ἑλένη, Hagía Helénē; Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta; c. / – c. ), was an Empress of the Roman Empire, and mother of Emperor Constantine the outside of the noble classes, a Greek, possibly in the Greek city of Drepana, Bithynia in Asia Minor, she became the consort of the future Roman Emperor Born: c.

/48, Drepanum, Bithynia and Pontus. Helena, a Christian, was the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine I. The book has been described as lacking the characteristic biting satire for which Waugh is best known.

However, the figure of Constantius Chlorus, Constantine's father, was interpreted by friends of the novelist as a caricature of Field-Marshal Bernard Montgomery, a man Author: Evelyn Waugh. Helena, St., mother of Constantine the Great. Helena (2), St., or Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, first wife of Constantius Chlorus, and mother of Constantine the Great, born c.

died c. Little is known for certain of her life, except that she was mother of Constantine the Great and when about 80 years old undertook a remarkable pilgrimage to Palestine, which resulted in the. Helena was involved in a family tragedy. One of her grandsons, Crispus, was accused by his stepmother, Constantine's second wife, Fausta, of trying to seduce her.

Constantine had him executed. Then Helena accused Fausta, and Constantine had Fausta executed as well. Helena's grief was said to be behind her decision to visit the Holy Land.

This study on Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, mother of Constantine the Great, is divided into two parts. The purpose of the first part is to ascertain the facts of Helena's life on the basis of reliable historical sources. The second part deals with the legends concerning the discovery of the True Cross The life and wisdom of Helena mother of Constantine book Jerusalem by Helena.

Fact and fiction, which are so often confused in the secondary. Helena was born in A.D. It is believed that Helena was the daughter of a British king Chlorus. She may have been born in the town of Colchester. If that is true, she may have been The life and wisdom of Helena mother of Constantine book Christian from birth, as there was a church there.

A number of churches in Britain are dedicated to her. Mother of the first Christian emperor. Helena, St. Helena, or St. Helen (Greek: Αγία Ελένη, Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta; c.

– c. ), was a Greek native from the Greek city of Drepana (Δρέπανα) in the. Helena was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great and an Empress of the Roman Empire. Very little is known about Helena's early life, The life and wisdom of Helena mother of Constantine book it is believed she is from Drepanum (later known as Helenopolis) in Asia Minor and born into a poor family and lower class in the Roman culture of the day.

Saint Helen, also known as Helena of Constantinople (c. –) was the wife of the Roman Emperor Constantius (), and the mother of Emperor The life and wisdom of Helena mother of Constantine book I. She is traditionally associated with finding the relics of The life and wisdom of Helena mother of Constantine book true cross in Jerusalem.

Chapter 1. A Comparison of Constantine's Piety with the Wickedness of the Persecutors. In this manner that spirit who is the hater of good, actuated by envy at the blessing enjoyed by the Church, continued to raise against her the stormy troubles of intestine discord, in the midst of a period of peace and ile, however, the divinely-favored emperor did not slight the.

This study on Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, mother of Constantine the Great, is divided into two parts. The purpose of the first part is to ascertain the facts of Helena's life on the basis of reliable historical sources.

The second part deals with the legends concerning the discovery of the True Cross in Jerusalem by by: It was perhaps in some sense to atone for the family catastrophe of that Constantine’s mother, Helena, embarked on a pilgrimage to the Holy journey was attended by almsgiving and pious works and was distinguished by her church foundations at Jerusalem and at the initiative of Eutropia, Constantine’s mother-in-law, a church was also built at.

"Life of Constantine" was a very interesting book to me, and it contained many of the elements that I liked about Eusebius's "History of the Church"--long quotations of source material; vivid, clever metaphors--but overall it wasn't as good.

The main problem is /5. The Paperback of the The Life and Wisdom of Helena, Mother of Constantine by Lavinia Byrne at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Customer information on COVID B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpAuthor: Lavinia Byrne. Eusebius' Life of Constantine is the most important single record of Constantine, the emperor who turned the Roman Empire from prosecuting the Church to supporting it, with huge and lasting consequences for Europe and Christianity.

The only English version previously available is based on a seventeenth-century Greek edition, but two new critical editions produced this century.

Constantine's mother, Helena, was a barmaid and his father a military officer named Constantius. His father would rise to become the Emperor Constantius I and Constantine's mother would be canonized as St. Helena, who was thought to. His surviving works are the ‘Life of St Patrick’ (patron saint of Ireland), the ‘Life of St Kentigern’ (also known as Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow), the ‘Life of St Waltheof’ (abbot of Melrose) and the ‘Life of St Helena’ (mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great).

Jocelin was a highly regarded author in the Middle Ages. Evelyn Waugh's personal favorite of his novels and "a superlatively well done book" (Chicago Tribune) set in the age of Emperor is the intelligent, horse-mad daughter of a British chieftain who is thrown into marriage with the man who will one day become the Roman emperor Constantius/5(75).

Helena, later known as Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, mother of Constantine the Great, was credited after her death with having discovered the fragments of the Cross and the tomb in which Jesus was buried at Golgotha.

Helena was born at Drepanum in Bithynia, later renamed after her Helenpolis, about the year   This novel is a fictional account of the life of St. Helena, the mother of Constantine. And what a delightful book. I feared it would be cheesy, but Evelyn Waugh draws on a wide range of sources, and where he fills in the gaps, he does so in a.

Helena had two wishes. She wanted to be a good mother. She wanted to find the cross on which Jesus had been crucified. Helena lived long ago, from the middle of the third century to the early s.

Her son Constantine became the ruler of the Roman Empire. After that, Helena traveled around the empire doing good. CHAPTER I: Preface Of the Death of Constantine. ALREADY (1) have all mankind united in celebrating with joyous festivities the completion of the second and third decennial period of this great emperor's reign; already have we ourselves received him as a triumphant conqueror in the assembly of God's ministers, and greeted him with the due mead of praise on the twentieth.

Drijvers quite literally wrote the book on Helena Augusta and while others, such as Timothy Barnes, have challenged certain bits of Drijver's reconstruction of Helena's life, it This monograph on Constantine's mother offers both a more expansive view of the Christianization of the Empire and a focused examination of how one woman's life can 4/5.

Helena, the Mother of Constantine. Helena, a 4th-century Christian, is remembered for her influence in the life of her son Constantine, the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire. She was married to Emperor Constantius Chlorus I, though he later divorced her for political reasons.

A Catholic Satirist at Work: Evelyn Waugh’s Helena The novel recounts the life of St. Helena, Roman Empress, mother of the Emperor Constantine and finder of the True Cross. The excavation and subsequent finding of the cross forms the climax of the book. The earlier parts recount Helena’s girlhood, marriage to the Roman civil official.

Helena, the emperor's mother, was one of the most prominent women in early Christianity. She was born into a humble family around and married Constantinius Chlorus.

He abandoned and divorced her for political reasons in to marry the stepdaughter of emperor Maximian. Constantine gave Helena the honor due a "queen mother" and she became.

Looking for books by Lavinia Byrne. See all books authored by Lavinia Byrne, including The Life and Wisdom of Margaret of Scotland (Alba House Saints Alive Series), and Woman at the Altar: The Ordination of Women in the Roman Catholic Church, and more on Constantine & the Helena Churches Intermittent persecution of Christians by the Roman authorities continued over the second and third centuries.

Christianity eventually became an accepted religion of the Roman Empire after the emperor Constantine was converted to Christianity, having seen Jesus Christ in a dream before the decisive Battle of.

Constantine the Great (about AD), Roman emperor (), the first Roman ruler to be converted to Christianity. He was the founder of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul), which remained the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire until The novel recounts the life of St.

Helena, Roman Empress, mother of the Emperor Constantine and finder of the True Cross. The excavation and subsequent finding of. Jan Willem Drijvers, Helena Augusta: The Mother of Constantine the Great and the Legend of Her Finding of the True Cross (Leiden ).

Hans A. Pohlsander, Helena: Empress and Saint (Chicago ). Heinz Heinen, "Konstantins Mutter Helena: de stercore ad regnum,"TriererZeitschrift 61 () That the Empress Helena, Constantine's Mother, having visited this Locality for Devotional Purposes, built these Churches.

A Farther Notice of the Churches at Bethlehem. Of Helena's Generosity and Beneficent Acts. Helena's Pious Conduct in the Churches. How she made her Will, and died at the Age of Eighty Years.

This book is superbly written. It is obviously intended as an exciting adventure story of a popular history. It really has the feel of historical fiction.

This is it's greatest strength and it's greatest weakness. If you're new to Constantine and you want an easy to read book on the man's life then this is the best one you could find/5(29). Constantine grew up in the court of the emperor Constantine Chlorus, who was a Neoplatonist and a devotee of the Unconquered Sun.

His mother, Empress Helena, was a Christian who traveled through the Middle East searching for key sites connected to Jesus. The rhythm of the hours: a prayer book for every day 2 copies; The Dome of Heaven: A Course for Advent 2 copies; VOL 30 The Living Flame Series: Young People: Their spiritual journey 1 copy; The Life and Wisdom of Helena Mother of Constantine (Saints Alive) 1 copy; Women in the church: an educational resource 1 copy; Christian Women Together.

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The Church calls Saint Constantine () “the Equal of the Apostles,” and historians call him “the Great.” He was the son of the Caesar Constantius Chlorus (), who governed the lands of Gaul and Britain.

Saint Helena was the mother of Constantine the Great, born about the middle of the third century, possibly in Drepanum (later known as Helenopolis) on the Nicomedian Gulf; died about She was of humble parentage; St. Ambrose, in his “Oratio de obitu Theodosii”, referred to her as a stabularia, or inn-keeper.

Saint Helena (Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta) also known as Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople (ca. – ca. ) was the consort of Emperor Constantius, and the mother of Emperor Constantine is traditionally credited with finding the relics of Born: ca. Drepanum, Bithynia, Asia Minor.

Although Evelyn Waugh was a Pdf, Helena (), his novel about St. Helen, pdf of Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, appears at first an anomaly in his career.

Waugh wrote a half dozen of the funniest books in English, in a clear, forceful style that is as distinct as that of any twentieth-century British writer.The renowned novelist De Wohl, with his usual crisp language and descriptive narrative, as well as irony and download pdf, presents the colorful and tumultuous times of the early Christian era in this story of intrigue, romance and power politics revolving around Helena, the devoted and saintly mother of Constantine, the first Christian emperor.

This historical novel tells the story of the Pages: Chapter Iv The Mythical Constantine. 1. Constantine and his Mother Helena. 2. Constantine the Ebook of ebook British Princess. 3. Constantine's Leprosy; Healing and Baptism by Silvester.

4. Donation of Constantine. 5. Dream concerning the Founding of Constantinople. 6. Voyage of Helena. 7. The Finding of the Cross.

Section 1. Introduction Section 2.