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Constantine I. R. 306-337. Constantine was the 1st Christian emperor. Constantine decided to establish a new Eastern capital representing the integration of the east into the Roman Empire as a whole. He settled on the Greek city of Byzantium, located in strategic spot. The residents spontaneously decided to rename the city Constantinople. Relics of the True Cross & the Rod of Moses protected the city. The Church of the Holy Apostles was built over a temple to Aphrodite. It was the “New…

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The Archangel Gabriel The Church of St Mary and St Gabriel South Harting, West Sussex. Life size. Commissioned by a private benefactor. Unveiled by The Bishop of Chichester, April 2009 By Philip Jackson

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Detailed view: KK064. Saints Constantine and Helen- exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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Real Constantine with St. helen. 27 February c. 272 AD – 22 May 337 AD, also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD. Constantine enacted many administrative, financial, social, and military reforms to strengthen the empire. Saint Helen (c. 250 – c. 330) mother of Constantine, an important figure in the history of Christianity and the world due to her influence on her son and her own contributions in placing Christianity at the heart of Western…

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Cuprite. Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine], Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District, Attikí Prefecture, Grèce Photo © 2014 Dominik Schläfli