sant'eusebio

The Glorification of Saint Eusebius, a fresco on the ceiling of the church that bears his name in Rome (Anton Raphael Mengs, 1757). One of the angels is holding a titulus that reads ΟΜΟΟΥΣΙΟΣ ΤΩ ΠΑΤΡΙ, “consubstantial with the Father,” an expression of the orthodox faith for which Saint Eusebius was martyred.

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The station for Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent is Sant'Eusebio. The church stands upon house of Saint Eusebius of Rome, where he was condemned to death by starvation by Constans for defending Saint Athanasius against the Arians. The proximity of the church to the Esquiline cemetery probably influenced the choice of Gospel in the traditional liturgy today: the raising of Lazarus.

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A humble parish church today, the station for Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent is S. Eusebio (4th c.). The church stands on the site of the house of Saint Eusebius of Rome, where he was condemned to death by starvation by the Emperor Constans for having defended Saint Athanasius against the Arians. The church’s present configuration and decoration dates mostly to a 1600 restoration by Onorio Longhi.