The relics of the True Cross , considered sacred in Christian tradition, are fragments of the cross on which Jesus is believed to have been crucified. These relics are spread in several holy places around the world. According to tradition, the discovery of the True Cross was made by Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in the 4th century. Since then, the fragments of the True Cross have been preserved and venerated in different churches and monasteries. The relics of the True Cross are usually presented in special reliquaries, often richly decorated, and are the object of great veneration and devotion by believers. These relics are considered symbols of Christ's sacrifice and redemption, and are believed to be sources of blessing, healing, and spiritual protection for the faithful.