Liturgy of Pentecost: Sunday 31 May in live streaming from 10am here and an our facebook page
Due to Covid 19 the traditional fall of red rose petals on the occasion of Pentecost will not take place. To allow the participation of the faithful, the liturgical function will be celebrated for the first time behind closed doors and broadcast live on our facebook page and here, on the official website of the Basilica of Santa Maria ad Martyres.
The liturgy will be celebrated by Mons. Daniele Micheletti and will take place on May 31, 2020 at 10:00 am live from the Pantheon in Rome.
We share with you his words of good wishes and hope:
Dear friends of the Pantheon,We are still in a Pandemic therefore we have some restrictions. The Pantheon will reopen only in the coming weeks. We will celebrate the most significant feast of the Basilica behind closed doors. We must not only give up meeting in person, but also the emotion that is always renewed upon the fall of the red rose petals that remind us of the Pentecost, When in an admirable way the Holy Spirit, a gift of the Risen One, descended on the Apostles and reunited with the Madonna in prayer. That day the Church was born. I do not speak so much of the historical institution, but rather that of the people and his believers who are the living body of the Risen Lord. This year was truly the deepest of these experiences. Closed in our homes, we prayed, discovered, perhaps with wonder, that we are truly children of God and have the dignity and courage to call him Father. Priests, Kings and Prophets: this is how Baptism makes us. And as true priests we have invoked the Lord in our families. We continue to do it today, united by the most modern technology. Let us pray together to grant the world all its grace, health, work and peace.Happy Pentecost to all..Mons. Daniele Micheletti, Archpriest of the Pantheon
For more information, you can consult the official Facebook event of the liturgy.