Friday, March 20, 2015

A Roman Pilgrim at the Station Churches 2015 (Part 8)

Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent - The Four Crowned Martyrs
Scroll down for some especially good pictures of the procession through the church’s cloister. Once again, thanks to our friend Agnese for sharing them with us!

I have posted pictures of this antependium shown here, and the reliquaries of the titular Saints of this church on the balsutrade next to the altar, a few times in the past
Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent - San Lorenzo in Damaso
On Tuesday, everybody dropped the ball, and the Stational Mass was held without a procession or exposition of relics.

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent - Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls
This station, at the Basilica which houses the tomb of the Apostle of the Gentiles, was traditionally the day of one of the most important scrutinies, the rituals by which the Church prepared the catechumens for baptism on Easter night. The Gospel is historically that of the Man Born Blind (John 9, 1-38, whose anointing, according to the Fathers, represents the anointing of the catechumens.

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent - San Martino ai Monti
San Martino has been since the 16th-century the home of the generalate of the Carmelites of the Old Observance, some of whom are seen here in the procession before the Mass.

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