Stay here and keep watch with me

In Rome, there is a tradition of visiting seven ‘Altars of Repose’ on Maundy Thursday. Different Churches decorate these in their own way. These are the seven Churches we visited this evening after the Mass of the Last Supper.

The Pantheon (officially called 'St. Mary and the Martyrs')

The Pantheon (officially called ‘St. Mary and the Martyrs’)

Pontificia Parrocchia Sant'Anna

Pontificia Parrocchia Sant’Anna

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Church of the Holy Spirit in Saxony

The Church of the Holy Spirit in Saxony

Sant'Agnese in Agone

Sant’Agnese in Agone

Santa Maria alle Fornaci

Cappella Pubblica “Santa Monica”

Church of St Salvatore in Lauro

Church of St Salvatore in Lauro

 

Sant’Agnese in Agone

Sant’Agnese in Agone

(Photos: Philip Chidell)

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2 Responses to Stay here and keep watch with me

  1. golden chersonnese says:

    Heavens, Maryla, that altar at Sant’Agnese in Agone is show-stopping. What does the main altar look like?

  2. mmvc says:

    Isn’t it just, golden?
    I don’t recall what the main altar looks like – when you see so many breath-takingly beautiful churches in a short space of time it all becomes a bit of a blur ( being on the wrong side of 50 doesn’t help either ;-))
    Having said that, we may drop into Sant’Agnese again during the next few days, and if so, I’ll get Phil to take a photo for you.

    I hope you have a blessed and holy Easter!

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