Station Church of Rome: 18

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Sabbato post Dominican secundam — Statio ad Ss. Petrum et Marcellinum — I remember when I was in Rome in […]

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Station Church of Rome: 16

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria V post Dominicam Secundam in Quadragesima — Statio ad S. Mariam trans Tiberim — A Christian house-church was founded […]

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Station Church of Rome: 15

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria IV post Dominican Secundan in Quadragesima — Statio ad S. Caeciliam — In 822, the relics of Saint Cecilia […]

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Station Church of Rome: 14

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria III post Dominicam Secundam — Statio ad S. Balbinam — It was Saint Balbina who found the chains of […]

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Station Church of Rome: 13

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria II post Dominicam Secundam — Statio ad S. Clementem — The Basilica of Saint Clement is a minor basilica dedicated to Pope Clement […]

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Station Church of Rome: 12

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Dominica Secunda in Quadragesima — Statio ad S. Mariam in Domnica — The Basilica was founded as a small oratory […]

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