as i said in the previous post, we were in Rome during Easter. My friend managed to get the invitation for us to join the easter eve’s mass and also the easter sunday mass.
in the evening of Good Friday, we went to colosseum where there’s the way of the cross procession, led by pope himself. We didn’t actually walk anywhere because it was too crowded.
on the Saturday we queued from 5pm to get into the church… the mass started only at 9pm. yup, spent quite a lot of time queueing. Sitting inside one of the most important churches in the world, in which you’d feel so inferior due to the gigantic size of every other things around you. We couldn’t see much what’s going on and were quite lost, since we didn’t manage to get the liturgy booklet, and almost everything was conducted in italian or latin. haha. great experience, nonetheless :)
in the morning I decided not to queue again… so I came a little bit later, just wanna see how it is like during the easter mass (that I usually watch on TV). (my mom texted me asking if i’m attending the mass or not, because she was watching it on tv at home! lols)
However, honestly I didn’t actually get any easter feeling during those period. Mainly because it was simply filled with thousands of tourists, and I didn’t understand the sermons, which I think is one of the most important parts. oh wells.
With no doubt, it was really a great experience (but for sure, i’ll try not to come back to Rome during easter haha)