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

Without prejudice to the precautions due to the pandemic situation in progress and the new government decisions that may be enacted, the celebrations of Holy Masses before holidays and holidays take place as per calendar: Saturday and the day before holidays at 17.00; Sundays and holidays at 10.30.


24 October 2022 – 30 January 2023 Exhibition of Jens Beyrich’s “Star Shere”.

Tuesday 1st November 2022 h. 10.30 am Chapter Mass on the Solemnity of All Saints presided over by the Provost, His Excellency Mons.Santo Marcianò, Ordinary Military Archbishop for Italy. Animates the Musical Chapel of the Pantheon and the Stadtkapelle of Landau

Wednesday 2 November 2022 h. 5. 00 pm Holy Chapter Mass for the Commemoration of the Dead presided over by the Penitentiary Canon Mons. Vittorio Pignoloni in suffrage of all deceased Italian kings and rulers. Animates the Musical Chapel of the Pantheon and the Jugendchor Bildechingen, Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

Wednesday 4th November 2022 h. 5.30 pm “Concert of the Saints” of the Musical Chapel of the Pantheon directed by M ° don Michele Faustino Loda, who will perform the Requiem Mass by Lorenzo Perosi (Tortona, 21 December 1872 – Rome, 12 October 1956) in pre-opening of the Perosian year.

Sunday 6 November 2022 h. 10.30 am Chapter Mass of the XXXII Sunday of Ordinary Time in the memory of Saints Rasio and Anastasio in suffrage for all the deceased Italian soldiers.

Sunday 13 November 2022 h. 10.30 am Chapter Mass of the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time in suffrage of all the deceased Archpriests and Canons. Animates the “Salvo D’Acquisto” Choir.

Advent begins on Sunday 27 November 2022.

Thursday 8 December 2022 h. 10.30 am Chapter Mass of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary presided over by the Canon Archpriest Rector Msgr. Daniele Micheletti. Animates the Musical Chapel of the Pantheon. Delivery of Medals of Merit.

On Saturday 24 December 2022 the Holy Mass on Christmas Eve is not celebrated at 5.00 pm.
At h. 11.55 pm Chapter Mass on Christmas Eve. Animates the Musical Chapel of the Pantheon.

Sunday 25 December 2022 the Basilica is closed.

Saturday 31 December 2022 h. 5 pm Holy Chapter Mass on the Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Animates the Musical Chapel of the Pantheon. At the end of the celebration, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, solemn hymn of the “Te Deum” of thanksgiving for the past year and Eucharistic blessing.

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.