The Lenten stations in Rome

2018/02/24 Update Polish

 

The Procession of Saint Gregory to the Castle Sant'Angelo, c. 1465

Giovanni di Paolo – The Procession of Saint Gregory to the Castle Sant’Angelo, c. 1465

Station days were days of fasting in the early Christian Church, associated with a procession to certain prescribed churches in Rome, where the Mass and Vespers would be celebrated to mark important days of the liturgical year. Although other cities also had similar practices, and the fasting is no longer prescribed, the Roman churches associated with the various station days are still the object of pilgrimage and ritual, especially in the season of Lent. Gregory the Great set the classic order of churches for the Lenten station days in the sixth century.

Station churches of Lent and the Easter Octave in Rome

On some days, the list of stations has more than one church. The original reason was simply that the crowds would be too large to handle if only one church was used, so an alternate was also designated. In such cases, the most important (i.e., the original traditional station) is listed first, but indulgences can still be gained by attending the alternate. In a few cases the original station has been destroyed (for example, when the station at San Trifone was transferred to Sant’Agostino). Also in the 1930s two churches were raised to stational status by the Pope, as „alternates,” by reason of their importance.
The following list of collect and station churches for Lent is taken from Mabillon‚s Ordo Romanus XVI, which for the most part, is still current. If changes have occurred, such as in cases when the original church is destroyed, the current station is provided. The stations for the Easter Octave are taken from what is provided in the Roman Missal.

POS DAY OF
THE WEEK
STATION DESCRIPTION | Coordinates
 1 ASH WEDNESDAY S. Sabina all’Aventino S. Anastasia 41°53′17.05″N 12°29′03.08″E
S. Sabina | 41°53′04″N 12°28′47″E
 2 Thursday after Ash Wednesday S. Giorgio al Velabro S. Nicola in Carcere 41°53′28″N 12°28′48″E
S. Giorgio in Velabro | 41°53′22.31″N 12°28′59.29″E
 3 Friday after Ash Wednesday SS. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio S. Lucia in Septizonio
SS. Giovanni e Paolo | 41°53′11″N 12°29′32″E
 4 Saturday after Ash Wednesday S. Agostino in Campo Marzio S. Lorenzo in Lucina 41°54′12.3″N 12°28′43.3″E
S. Agostino 41°54′03″N 12°28′27″E
 5 First Sunday of Lent S. Giovanni in Laterano S. Giovanni in Laterano 41°53′9.26″N 12°30′22.16″E
 6 Monday of the 1st week of Lent S. Pietro in Vincoli al Colle Oppio SS. Cosma e Damiano 41°53′31″N 12°29′15″E
S. Pietro in Vincoli  41°53′37.94″N 12°29′35.05″E
 7 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent S. Anastasia al Palatino S. Nicola in Carcere 41°53′28″N 12°28′48″E
S. Anastasia 41°53′17.05″N 12°29′03.08″E
 8 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent S. Maria Maggiore  S. Pietro in Vincoli 41°53′37.94″N 12°29′35.05″E
S. Maria Maggiore 41°53′51″N 12°29′55″E
 9 Thursday of the 1st week of Lent S. Lorenzo in Panisperna S. Agata dei Goti 41°53′47.35″N 12°29′22.17″E
S. Lorenzo in Panisp. 41°53′50.08″N 12°29′35.35″E
 10 Friday of the 1st week of Lent SS. XII Apostoli al Foro Traiano S. Marco 41.895724°N 12.481448°E
SS. Apostoli 41°53′53.18″N 12°28′59.54″E
 11 Saturday S. Pietro in Vaticano S. Maria in Traspontina  41°54′10″N 12°27′44″E
S. Pietro in Vaticano 41°54′08″N 12°27′12″E
 12 Second Sunday of Lent S. Maria in Domenica alla Navicella S. Maria in Domnica 41°53′4.8″N 12°29′44.1″E
 13 Monday S. Clemente presso il Colosseo SS. Cosma e Damiano 41°53′31″N 12°29′15″E
S. Clemente 41°53′22″N 12°29′51″E
 14 Tuesday S. Balbina all’Aventino S. Balbina 41°52′50″N 12°29′23″E
 15 Wednesday S. Cecilia in Trastevere S. Giorgio in Velabro 41°53′22.31″N 12°28′59.29″E
S. Cecilia in Trastevere    41°53′15.2″N 12°28′33.21″E
 16 Thursday S. Maria in Trastevere S. Giorgio in Velabro 41°53′22.31″N 12°28′59.29″E
S. Maria in Trastevere 41°53′22″N 12°28′11″E
 17 Friday S. Vitale in Fovea S. Agata dei Goti 41°53′47.35″N 12°29′22.17″E
S. Vitale in Fovea 41°53′58.8″N 12°29′27.1″E
 18 Saturday SS. Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano S. Clemente 41°53′22″N 12°29′51″E
SS. Marcellino e Pietro 41°53′20.57″N 12°30′11.26″E
 19 Third Sunday of Lent S. Lorenzo fuori le Mura S. Lorenzo fuori le mura 41°54′09″N 12°31′14″E
 20 Monday S. Marco al Campidoglio S. Adriano 41°53′34.55″N 12°29′7.45″E
S. Marco  41.895724°N 12.481448°E
 21 Tuesday S. Pudenziana al Viminale SS. Sergio e Bacco 41°53′34″N 12°29′4.8″E
S. Pudenziana 41°53′54.3″N 12°29′44″E
 22 Wednesday S. Sisto S. Balbina 41°52′50″N 12°29′23″E
S. Sisto Vecchio 41°52′49″N 12°29′46″E
SS. Nereo e Achilleo 41°52′48.8″N 12°29′41.2″E
 23 Thursday SS. Cosma e Damiano in Via Sacra (Fori Imperiali) S. Marco 41°53′45″N 12°28′53″E
SS. Cosma e Damiano  41°53′31″N 12°29′15″E
 24 Friday S. Lorenzo in Lucina S. Maria ad Martyres 41.8986°N 12.4768°E
S. Lorenzo in Lucina  41°54′12.3″N 12°28′43.3″E
 25 Saturday S. Susanna alle Terme di Diocleziano S. Vitale in Fovea 41°53′58.8″N 12°29′27.1″E
S. Susanna 41°54′15.3″N 12°29′37.1″E
 26 Refreshment Sunday S. Croce in Gerusalemme S. Croce in Gerusalemme 41°53′16″N 12°30′59″E
 27 Monday SS. Quattro Coronati al Celio S. Stefano Rotondo 41°53′04″N 12°29′48″E
SS. Quattro Coronati 41°53′18″N 12°29′54″E
 28 Tuesday S. Lorenzo in Damaso S. Caterina dei Funari 41°53′38″N 12°28′43″E
S. Lorenzo in Damaso 41°53′48.74″N 12°28′19.23″E
 29 Wednesday S. Paolo fuori le Mura S. Menna
S. Paolo fuori le mura 41°51′31″N 12°28′38″E
 30 Thursday SS. Silvestro e Martino ai Monti SS. Quirico e Giulitta 41°53′39″N 12°29′15″E
SS. Silvestro e Martino 41°53′40″N 12°29′54″E
 31 Friday S. Eusebio all’Esquilino SS. Vito e Modesto 41°53′45″N 12°30′06″E
S. Eusebio 41°53′47″N 12°30′13″E
 32 Saturday S. Nicola in Carcere S. Angelo in Pescheria 41.8927°N 12.4787°E
S. Nicola in Carcere 41°53′28″N 12°28′48″E
 33 Passion Sunday S. Pietro in Vaticano S. Pietro in Vaticano 41°54′08″N 12°27′12″E
 34 Monday S. Crisogono in Trastevere S. Giorgio in Velabro 41°53′22.31″N 12°28′59.29″E
S. Crisogono 41.889100°N 12.473732°E
 35 Tuesday S. Maria in via Lata al Corso (S. Ciriaco) S. Maria in Via Lata 41.898154°N 12.481300°E
 36 Wednesday S. Marcello al Corso S. Marco 41.895724°N 12.481448°E
S. Marcello al Corso 41°53′55.25″N 12°28′54.34″E
 37 Thursday S. Apollinare in Campo Marzio S. Maria in Via Lata 41.898154°N 12.481300°E
S. Apollinare 41°54′3.2″N 12°28′25″E
 38 Friday S. Stefano al Celio SS. Giovanni e Paolo 41°53′11″N 12°29′32″E
S. Stefano Rotondo  41°53′04″N 12°29′48″E
 39 Saturday S. Giovanni a Porta Latina S. Sisto Vecchio 41°52′49″N 12°29′46″E
S. Giovanni a P. Latina 41°52′38″N 12°30′7″E
 40 Palm Sunday S. Giovanni in Laterano S. Giovanni in Laterano 41°53′9.26″N 12°30′22.16″E
 41 Holy Monday S. Prassede all’Esquilino   S. Balbina 41°52′50″N 12°29′23″E
S. Prassede
41°53′46″N 12°29′55″E
 42 Holy Tuesday S. Prisca all’Aventino  S. Maria in Campitelli 41°53′35″N 12°28′46″E
S. Prisca  
41°52′58.89″N 12°29′1.82″E
 43 Holy Wednesday S. Maria Maggiore  S. Pietro in Vincoli 41°53′37.94″N 12°29′35.05″E
S. Maria Maggiore
41°53′51″N 12°29′55″E
 40 Maundy Thursday S. Giovanni in Laterano  S. Giovanni in Laterano 41°53′9.26″N 12°30′22.16″E
 26 Good Friday S. Croce in Gerusalemme S. Croce in Gerusalemme 41°53′16″N 12°30′59″E
 40 Easter Vigil S. Giovanni in Laterano S. Giovanni in Laterano 41°53′9.26″N 12°30′22.16″E
 43 Easter Sunday S. Maria Maggiore  S. Maria Maggiore 41°53′51″N 12°29′55″E
 33 Easter Monday S. Pietro in Vaticano S. Pietro in Vaticano  41°54′08″N 12°27′12″E
 29 Tuesday S. Paolo fuori le Mura S. Paolo fuori le mura 41°51′31″N 12°28′38″E
 19 Wednesday S. Lorenzo fuori le Mura S. Lorenzo fuori le mura 41°54′09″N 12°31′14″E
 10 Thursday SS. XII Apostoli al Foro Traiano SS. Apostoli 41°53′53.18″N 12°28′59.54″E
 P* Friday S. Maria ad Martyres in Campo Marzio S. Maria ad Martyres 41.8986°N 12.4768°E
 40 Saturday S. Giovanni in Laterano S. Giovanni in Laterano 41°53′9.26″N 12°30′22.16″E
 44 Sunday II of Easter S. Pancrazio S. Pancrazio 41°53′06″N 12°27′14″E

P* – PANTEON

In the names of some churches are given the hills on which these churches are located.

See also The Roman Station Liturgy -> https://www.pnac.org/station-churches/the-roman-station-liturgy/ [access 2017-03-31]

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JT based among others -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Station_days [access 2017-03-23]