Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pantheon: the 1,400th Anniversary Celebration


"Rome, May 13, 2009: Holy Mass was today celebrated in Rome's Collegiate Basilica of Sancta Maria Ad Martyres (a.k.a. the Pantheon) in celebration of the 1,400th anniversary of its consecration as a Christian temple. Mass was sung according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite. The celebrant was from Australia, the deacon was from Italy and the subdeacon was from the United States. The schola cantorum consisted of priests and seminarians from Pontifical Universities in Rome. After the Mass one of the faithful remarked: 'It was a favorable occasion of deep historical significance.'"

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