from January 14, 2022 hours 18:00 to January 24, 2022 hours 21:00

Solemnity of Saint Efisio

This event is related to the sections: Religious rites

Novenary and mass
Efisio was born in Elia Capitolina, a Roman colony in Jerusalem in 250 A.D. His mother Alessandra introduced his son to the court of Antioch to the emperor Diocletian, who took him under his protection. Efisio joined the Praetorians and became an officer, so he was sent to Italy to participate to the campaign of extermination of Christians. At this moment, the young officer experienced an episode that changed his life: while he was marching towards Naples (or Brindisi) leading his unit, he was suddenly unhorsed by a flash. Then a voice told him: "I am Christ, the one who you persecute". Moreover, on his hand a cross was impressed. After this extraordinary event, Efisio decided to convert to Christianity and was baptised in Gaeta.
Then he moved to Sardinia to oppose the Iliesi, rebels living in the interior of the region. Despite the edicts against the Christians issued by Diocletian, Efisio started spreading the Gospel publicly. Not only: he wrote to the emperor trying to convince him to abandon the false gods and to convert himself to the new religion. For these reasons, on January 15th 303 AD he was sentenced to death and beheaded in Nora.
January 14th Sant'Efisio Church 
- 6:00 pm: Holy Rosary 
- 7:00 pm: Holy Mass 
January 15th Sant'Efisio Church
- 9:00 am: Holy Mass
- 11:00 am: Mass of the Metropolitan Chapter of Cagliari
January 15th Sant'Anna Church
- 7:00 pm: Pontifical Mass presided over by H.E. Giuseppe Baturi, Archbishop of the Diocese of Cagliari
January 22th Sant'Efisio Church
- 6:30 pm: Holy Rosary
- 7:00 pm: Holy mass in suffrage of deceased sisters and brothers and thanksgiving prayer for the celebrations of the Saint
Novenary Sant'Efisio Church
From 14 to 22 January
- 6:30 pm: Holy Rosary
- 7:00 pm: Novenary, hymn to the Saint, solemn eucharistic blessing and traditonal religious chants.


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  • A

    Church of Saint Efisio (Stampace)

    Via Sant'Efisio, - Cagliari

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  • B

    Church of St. Anna

    Via Azuni, - Cagliari

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