(aka Exultacio Sancte Crucis (Exultation or Triumph of the Holy Cross; Holy Rood Day in Harvest); Feast of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage. The day of the 14th)

This page was created by Marc Carlson (with some help from Dave Hill
It was last edited 9 June 2004

This is one of the two holy Rood days, the other taking place in May

A Rood (or "Rod" ) is another term for a cross as a form of execution, and can be documented back to the 900s. Rod possibly referring to the crossed piece that the person is hung from