Monday, November 24, 2008

Eritrian Orthodox Liturgy in Rome

Sunday, November 23, 2008 in Rome.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

San Salvatore in Campo! I have never been able to see the interior of this mysterious church, but last time I was in Rome the fa├žade was in horrible shape.

On another note, I was rather perturbed by the video. Are they in union with Rome? Are they the protectors of San Salvatore? If they are separated, I hope this church hasn’t been given over like Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio or San Teodoro.

Anonymous said...

Where baroque Rome meets African liturgical dance!

Anonymous said...

Creepy in a Steubenville praise and worship jam session kind of way!

Pius Redivivus said...

I suppose ecclesiastical Rome is full of all kinds of unexpected surprises! Did you come across this ceremony by chance, or did you hear of it in advance?

JPSonnen said...

San Salvatore, I'm not sure as I thought it was S. Michele. I'll check the next time I'm near it.

They are Orthodox, so they're not in union. Perhaps they just use the Latin rite parish there.

After the FSSP Mass we walked outside and heard the chanting so we just walked over there - it's about a three minute walk from the FSSP parish, Ss. Trinita dei Pellegrini.

JPSonnen said...

Yes, the church is the Ecclesia Sancti Salvatoris in Campo, but the Eritrian Orthodox use it as their church of San Michele, as I understand it.

Larryjr49 said...

For many years, I have been an occasional guest of the Sister at S. Brigida. In my walks, I often noticed the utterly abandoned state of S.Salvatore. As to the interior, if you have access to Roma Sacra #13, one can see its state during its occupancy by "Servo di Jave", a neocatecumenal group. Perhaps, it is better to have a historical honest group of Orthodox worshippers in it now. I recall another group of Ethopians using the Church of SS Gioacchino ed Anna ai Monte, another church in deplorable condition. Are they still there?

I very much enjoy Orbis Catholicus, especially since I do not get Rome as often as I once did.