THE TWELVE CHURCHES OF THE PATRIARCHATE

These churches are given special position because of their prominence in the history and patrimony of the Anglican Patriarchate. The list of the churches forms a trail of pilgrimage throughout the territory of the Patriarchal See and States of St. Stephen. Those who visit each church, recite a Pater Noster and an Ave Maria, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father and the Archfather may be recognised with a special attestation.

In addition, it is also considered especially pious, whether part of a pilgrimage or not, to visit the specific churches on the feasts and Lenten days indicated and participate in liturgy.

The Twelve Churches are also noted and commemorated in Archpatral masses on those days and optionally by other churches within the Patriarchate. This is to demonstrate the historic and continuing linkage between each of those churches and the patrimony of the Anglican Patriarchate.


The Most Holy Papal Basilica
of St. Peter
Rome
Festal Station: Feast of All Saints
Lenten Station: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

The Most Holy Patriarchal Basilica
of Santa Maria Antiqua
Rome
Festal Station: Nativity of the BVM
Lenten Station: Ash Wednesday

The Most Holy Patriarchal Basilica
of San Stefano al Ponte
Florence
Festal Station: Feast of St. Stephen
Lenten Station: Wednesday after Lent I

Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta
Aquileia
Festal Station: Feast of St. Mark
Lenten Station: Wednesday after Lent III

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence
Festal Station: Invention of St. Stephen
Lenten Station: Saturday after Lent I

Cathedral of St. Stephen & Santa Maria Assunta
Pavia
Festal Station: Assumption of Mary
Lenten Station: Wednesday after Lent II

Basilica of St. Mark
Venice
Festal Station: Immaculate Conception
Lenten Station: Saturday after Lent II

Cathedral of St. Domnius
Spalato (Split, Croatia)
Festal Station: Feast of St. Domnius
Lenten Station: Saturday after Lent III

Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
Norfolk
Festal Station: Annunciation of Mary
Lenten Station: Friday of Passion Week

Cathedral of St. Kilian
Würzburg
Festal Station: Feast of St. Kilian
Lenten Station: Wednesday after Lent IV

Cathedral of St. Peter
Trier
Festal Station: Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul
Lenten Station: Wednesday of Passion Week

Cathedral of St. Martin
Mainz
Festal Station: Feast of St. Martin
Lenten Station: Saturday after Lent IV

 

 

 

 

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