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


Potranno entrare fino a 200 fedeli, di cui 80 seduti sui banchi alla distanza indicata.

Domenica 15 agosto 2021 ore 10,30: S. Messa della Solennità dell’Assunzione della Beata Vergine Maria, presieduta dal Canonico mons. Bruno Gagliarducci.

Lunedì 1 novembre 2021 ore 10,30: S. Messa Capitolare della Solennità di Tutti i Santi, presieduta del Preposto, Sua Ecc.za Mons. Santo Marcianò, Arcivescovo Ordinario Militare per l’Italia e animata dal Coro della Basilica diretto dal M° don Michele Faustino Loda.

Martedì 2 novembre 2021 ore 17,00: S. Messa Capitolare per la Commemorazione di Tutti i Defunti, presieduta dal Canonico Penitenziere mons. Vittorio Pignoloni in suffragio di tutti i Re e i Governanti defunti.

Domenica 7 novembre 2021 ore 10,30: S. Messa Capitolare della XXXII Domenica del Tempo Ordinario, presieduta dal Canonico Camerlengo mons. Angelo Frigerio in suffragio di tutti i Militari italiani defunti.

Domenica 14 novembre 2021 ore 10,30: S. Messa Capitolare della XXXIII Domenica del Tempo Ordinario, presieduta dal Canonico Segretario mons. Franco Sarzi Sartori in suffragio di tutti gli Arcipreti e i Canonici defunti.

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.