Jesus was a Jew. The Gospel of Luke gives the geneology of Jesus going all the way back to Adam – our Father in the Flesh. The Gospel of St Matthew also begins by giving the geneology of Jesus in the line descended from the Jewish Patriarch – Abraham – our Father in Faith.
The chronology of salvation history is intimitely intwined with these two geneologies which show Jesus as the fulfilment of all that had come before. If you read the Jewish Scriptures contained in the Old Testament of the Bible, the Jewish religion hangs upon the principle of family – that certain people were part of God’s family – and that you were made part of God’s family by a binding Covenant between God and mankind.
There were 5 major covenants in the Jewish development:
If you are going on holiday to Rome and you need to know where you can hear Mass in English, then this Complete Guide to the English Mass in Rome is what you need.
Gone are the days when the whole Church was united in their liturgical worship with the use of Latin. Instead, local countries offer the Mass in their own language – in Rome’s case – Italian. In days of globalisation and cheap travel, the timing of this change is poor to say the least.
Fear not, there are multiple places in Rome where you can attend an English Mass. We have included a list below of all relevant information both for an English Sunday Mass, and for English Weekday Masses.
The public transport system in Rome is run by a company called ATAC which is notorious for its regular transport strikes (sciopero), overcrowded buses, ticket inspectors that target tourists despite the fact that virtually no-one else pays, and corruption.
Like all major capital cities, Rome will put on a large fireworks display at the begining of the New Year.
In Rome, the best places to congregate for New Year are the Coliseum and the Vittorio Emanuelle II monument at Piazza Venezia.
These two places always attract large crowds and the atmosphere is always special. These places also have the advantage of being close to the three pubs mentioned above!!
If however, you want to have a great vantage point to see the beauty of the Rome fireworks display, then you may also consider going to the summit of the Gianicolo Hill to gaze over the skyline of Rome as the colours explode before you.
Piazza del Popolo
In addition to Piazza Venezia and the Coliseum mentioned above, another large meeting point for revellers is Piazza del Popolo. Translated as the People’s Square, this Piazza attracts thousands of locals and tourists alike.
There are also often rock bands that play for the event for free at the Piazza and the vantage point on the Villa Borghese hill above the square is also a great place to view the fireworks whilst surrouded by classical statuary of Roman Emperors!
Villa Borghese park also have various cultural and musical event happening to keep you partying throughout the night!
Can you think of anything else in Rome or your favourite events? If so, why not share them in the comments section below…
If you are going to spend Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in Rome, you may feel a little lonely. Everyone is with their family or makign Christmas preparations, shops, businesses and some tourist sites are closed. So what can you do in Rome on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
Christmas in Rome is a very special season. Check out our 15 Best Things To Do For Christmas In Rome 2017 below for some fantastic ideas of what to do for those who will be in Rome for Christmas in 2017.
At 10:25am local time on 18 January 2017, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake in central Italy struck 5km west of the town of Amatrice. 49 mins later at 11:14am a second earthquake occurred measuring 5.7 on the richter scale and then just 11 mins after that, at 11:25am, a third earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred.1
The Coliseum (or Colosseum) is in the news again today after it was invaded in the early hours of 16 January by drunk tourists!
Two Brazilian tourists managed to scale the fence surrounding the Coliseum before climbing a security gate.
Their final obstacle which is a 4 metre drop into the ancient amphitheatre however proved to be their undoing.
As the drunk pair made their daring break-in, they injured themselves when attempting to jump to distant ground below. One of the two fractured their pelvis and the Coliseum was once again witness to blood curdling cries for help.
Despite security forces being stationed at the Coliseum 24 hrs a day as part of anti-terrorism measures, they failed to detect the boisturous drunk intruders until they were inside the monument.
This intrusion comes after a number of other tourists had recently been arrested after damaging the Coliseum by carving their initials into the ancient stonework.
Fortunately, on this occasion the only damage suffered was to the bones of the two drunkards.