October 27 312 CE – Constantine the Great Sees His Vision of the Cross

October 27 312 CE – Constantine the Great Sees His Vision of the CrossRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Resting with his army near Milvian Bridge in Rome, Constantine the Great fell asleep wondering what the morning would bring on October 27, 312. Facing combat the following day against Maxentius, his brother-in-law and a fellow claimant to the throne of the republic, Constantine reported seeing a vision of the cross in a dream. When he managed to attain victory the next morning, the future unifier of the Roman Empire endorsed Christianity — the faith of his mother — as something more than a cult worthy of persecution, soon granting […]