Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pantheon - Solemn High Mass

Recently a Solemn High Mass was celebrated in the Pantheon of Rome recently to celebrate the 1400th anniversary of its consecration as a Catholic Church. That consecration happened in 609, when the Byzantine emperor Phocas gave the building to Pope Boniface IV, who converted it into a Christian church and consecrated it to Santa Maria ad Martyres.

This was 13 years before Muhammad's hijra to Medina. In other words, the Christian faith was already a half a millenium and change old before the Scimitar was swung for the first time... [ht: American Papist]

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