Free Holy Thursday Virtual Visit : Raphael Rooms
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About the Event
This Holy Week, and to inaugurate our virtual walks project, we are offering FREE virtual tours of the Vatican. Usually, Holy Week is the best week to visit the Vatican, and to get a true sense of what it's all about. Now, you can make that journey from the comfort of your home. You can enrich your experience of Holy Week or Passover, or just home quarantine!, with a decades worth of insights I have gleaned from leading pilgrims and patrons through the beauitful & compelling drama of sacred beauty.
The theme of this virtual visit will focus on the famous paintings of Raphael, and in particular, the special meanng and events that surround Holy Thursday: the teaching on the meaning of 'communion' and the intersection of philosophy & theology. this is a particularly compelling time to do a virutal walk following the masterpieces of Raphael: April 6 2020 marks the 500 anniversary of his death. That is why this year is the 'Year of Raphael'.
All the virtual walks will take place online, of course. To participate you will need a computer with a good (fast) internet connection, and a phone or an iPad with WhatsApp installed and working.
Once you register, all the log-in details will be sent to you via email. You will also receive a set of 'class notes' after the tour, so that you can full enjoy the seminar and learning experience. We will also have a live 'tour assistant' on hand to help you throughout the process !
For the virtual walk on this day, we will be paying particular attention to the incredible Last Supper scene, and the Farewell Discourse of Moses, painted inside the Sistine Chapel.
As a courtesy, if you plan to no longer participate in the virtual tour, we ask you to please provide us with a cancellation notice at least 2 hours before the event.