Chiesa di Sant'Angelo in Pescheria, Rome

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Sant'Angelo in Pescheria or in Piscaria is a church in Rome. It dates from the 8th century. "In Pescheria" refers to its location close to the fish market built in the ruins of the ancient Porticus Octaviae.The relics of St. Symphorosa and her seven sons were transferred to the Church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria at Rome by Pope Stephen II in 752. A sarcophagus was found here in 1610, bearing the inscription: Hic requiescunt corpora SS. Martyrum Simforosae, viri sui Zotici (Getulii) et Filiorum ejus a Stephano Papa translata. This inscription refers to Saint Getulius and Saint Symphorosa, purported to be husband and wife, who had seven sons, who were also martyred. The remains of these saints were transferred to Sant'Angelo by Pope Stephen II in 752.The revolutionary "tribune" Cola di Rienzo was born near Sant'Angelo. He launched his effort to seize control of Rome from the vicinity of the church in 1347.The Roman Ghetto was established nearby in the rione Sant'Angelo in 1555 by order of Pope Paul V. The Ghetto was abolished in 1870 after the reunification of Italy or Risorgimento, and the Ghetto wall was demolished in 1888. The rione Sant'Angelo, Rome, numbered as XI, is named for the church.
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  • A church, apparently resigned. Inside every Wednesday and Saturday from 3 p.m. Father Hermes bestowesed individual blessings. A special priest who extols very strong spirituality. Highly recommended
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  • Near the colonnades of Octavia. Later went to another Church to the North this time to come to this church. When entering from entrance to entrance 2, on the side of the Church, was during the mass. With care to go to the colonnades of Octavia and fails in the Church is a small church, so just go out of the Church for the mass in the way you don't quietly, quietly, we have passed in the Church.
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  • Were several years since I walked into this church and today I was very bad at seeing the State of neglect that. The organ has urgent need of interventions before it falls apart. It is not acceptable that you can step on-the right aisle-a magnificent opus sectile missing several stones, personally the most beautiful thing to see. No visible measure is taken against moisture. Not to mention the fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli, dark or unhappy position of his school. Remain always fascinating despite all the ruins del Portico d'ottavia making from the lobby to the Church.
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  • I am native from Rome but have lived in the States since 2005. When I think of going back "home" my heart goes back to this little church which is not only a masterpiece of art but it's filled with the power and grace of the Holy Spirit. I highly recommend to visit it especially on Wednesday and Saturday after 5:30pm when they hold a special healing Mass and worship service.
  • The church is normally only open for liturgical activities. On Saturday at 17:30 there is charismatic prayer and Mass, and on Wednesday at 18:00 there is Exposition and Mass. On every third Monday of the month there is prayer and Mass for sick people. Those Roman Catholic visitors who perhaps are unfamiliar with the practice of charismatic prayer need to familiarise themselves with what it entails before attending a liturgy here. The church is closed in August. The church fabric is mostly 16th century, but the foundation is much older. The interior has some interesting features. The front door is rarely open. For access from the Via del Portico dell'Ottavia, look for a little gateway in a mediaeval house immediately to the left of the portico. This passes through to the Via Sant'Angelo in Pescheria, a dead-end street, and the usual entrance to the church is on the right.
  • Interesting church that unfortunately is often closed. Not a place that you would visit on your first trip to Rome, but you should check it out if you'll be in Rome for a few years. This church gives the name to the neighborhood.
  • This church develops at the foot of the great portico of Octavia. It was founded by Stephen III in 770. Refurbished in the 15th, the masonry has a mighty texture, with square marble stones. At the bottom of the aisle is the fresco of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the throne, of the school of Benozzo Gozzoli.
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  • The church, very active thanks to the groups of catechesis, in its present form is the result of remaking successive centuries, not least those nineteenth century. The most prominent feature is its insertion inside the Portico D'ottavia and in the context of the Ghetto. The façade, therefore, rather simple and scabra, is introduced by the Megalographic front of a Roman temple, complete with tympanum and more or less groated columns. It respects the typical structure of the Templar architecture, with the hall of worship preceded by the pronaos of Greek origin. The church does not preserve works of particular artistic merit but it is good to know that it is one of the rare examples of choir with three apses aligned closed by an external wall, Benedictine motif present, for example, in the now lost medieval form of the abbey of Montecassino, Or in the Church of S. Angelo in Formis (CE), both inspired by the architectural imprint typical of the era of Montecassino's desire.
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