Liturgical Life

Religious and Special Celebrations at the Pantheon

Mass celebrations timetable

The Basilica of the Pantheon is a church that has been consecrated to the catholic faith since the 13th of May 609 and since that date it has been uninterruptedly used to honour God, the private and public prayers of the faithful, and the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, the sanctification of the Christian population through the sacraments.

5.00 p.m.

Saturdays and on pre-holidays

10.30 a.m.

Sunday and public holidays

upcoming events

Special celebrations and religious events in the Basilica

The celebrations of the pre-holiday and holiday Masses take place as per the calendar: 

Saturday and pre-holidays at 17.00; Sundays and public holidays at 10.30. 

Tuesday 25 April 2023 at 2.00 pm: Concert “Hear my prayer, O Lord” by the Choir of the Haarlem Cathedral – Holland.

Sunday 30 April 2023 at 5.00 pm: String Concert by the “Fontane di Roma” Youth Orchestra.

Saturday 13 May 2023 at 17.00: Holy Chapter Mass of the VI Sunday of Easter on the occasion of the MCDXIV anniversary of the Dedication of the Basilica. The Canon Mons. Alessandro Pierotti presides. Animates the Choir of the Basilica directed by M° don Michele F. Loda.

Friday 19 May 2023 at 17.00: Concert for the Ascension of the “Fisiorchestra Archadia”.

Sunday 28 May 2023 at 10.30 am: Holy Chapter Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost. His Eminence Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston and President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, presides. Animates the Choir of the Basilica directed by M° don Michele F. Loda.

Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 4.30 pm: Summer Concert for Choir, Organ and Orchestra by the Cardinale Bartolucci Foundation, the International Opera Choir and the Roman Symphony Orchestra.

Thursday 6 July 2023 at 5.00 pm: Concert by the Irvine Orchestra, California – United States of America.

Rules for your visit

Visiting a church is always a spiritual experience. During the visit therefore you are invited to maintain a decorous behaviour and wear suitable clothing as well as contributing to silence and prayer. The visit can become your particular moment of grace: with the Virgin Mary, to whom the Basilica is dedicated with the name S. Maria dei Martiri, and with her son Jesus.

Welcome of Archpriest

"Every year millions of visitors enter the Basilica of Sancta Maria ad Martyres, the Pantheon in Rome. Some do not know that it is a Christian church. Some are not Christians. Many do not belong to any religious faith. They are tourists. Tourists with a thousand faces, which seem to be carried by the flow of things. They enter to visit a monument in ancient Rome, a monument from the past to which they hardly attribute value in the present. The Pantheon, however, still has a life of its own. It speaks to the present and has a future The Pantheon still resounds with songs and hymns to God. It is still a place of recollection and research. It is still a temple. So a simple tourist visit to the Pantheon can open up to the surprise of the encounter with the Basilica of Sancta Maria ad Martyres. And a simple visitor, a distracted tourist, can suddenly find himself a pilgrim. The Pantheon is capable of this surprise. The Pantheon wants you to be a pilgrim, the protagonist of a journey that sees you find what you are and what you love, what you hope for and what you want. Look up: don't just see, watch! Stones, statues, marbles, a monumental dome, an ancient design, old enigmas of light, space, luminous stars ... Become a pilgrim of yourself. Seek and find yourself. Let yourself be looked for and let yourself be found. As for us, we just want to be your travel companions. "
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Mons. Daniele Michele Micheletti

Chapter of Canons

The Collegiate Basilica of S. Maria ad Martyres is the church of Rome, a part of the four Papal Basilicas, still governed by a Chapter of Canons, established for solemn worship and composed of twelve effective priests and six honoraries. Allocating such a large number of priests to the service of the Basilica of the Pantheon depends mainly on the large number of faithful who participate in the liturgical life, but also on the historical and religious importance of the Basilica, present throughout the world since ancient times. The Canons are coordinated by an Archpriest, who is also the Rector of the Basilica, and has the task of presiding over the Chapter, ordering the celebrations and taking care of both the worship activity that proclaims the pastoral welcome of pilgrims and visitors, administering the Basilica it is provided with all the expenses of worship with the offerings given by the faithful.