Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'll Take Mass for 500

It's a Double Blog Bonus Day!
That means that it's kind of like double Jeopardy, but without the buzzers, theme music, or really smart people with their names written on podiums. So basically, that means that I'm posting two times in the same day. Still, hashtag winning here.

Today was mostly spent working on homework (see step number 2 from previous post).  And if reading Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology for several hours doesn't sound thrilling, you don't have my life. And last time I checked, you didn't have my life, and that's ok.

But that's not the fun part. The fun part comes when Molly and I decided to go to mass.  That's fun. So remember way back when and we had decided to go to mass, but mass didn't happen? Well this time, we got smart, and showed up and hour early to the place we saw mass going on the last time. This time we went to Santa Maria in Trastevere.  This is possibly the oldest church in Rome. You said what? Yup, that's right. Think about the third century.  Then put this floor plan there. Then put the mosaics up around the thirteenth century, and a few other things after that, and BAM. Basilica. The short version goes something like: It's beautiful, it's stunning, I can't stop looking around, and it's all in Italian.

The long version goes something like that except in another church. Why? Mass was only 38 minutes here. Did someone say "Fastest mass ever?" Then there must be an echo. World record for sure. It was short and sweet, and I still had no real idea what was going on, but the art was wonderful. And for me, that's a pretty good day.

I'll put some pathetic pictures so that you can kind of be involved. Nothing does this place justice.

The ceiling 

Can you say wow?

One wall

Alter area



  1. Beautiful! Let's attend Mass there when we're in Rome.

  2. 38 minutes?!? You were in a Catholic church right? I would go back and double check.