Chiesa dei Santi Gioacchino e Anna ai Monti, Rome

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Santi Gioacchino ed Anna ai Monti is a church on the Via Monte Polacco in Rome.
Pope Clement XIII demolished a thirty-seven-year-old Minim monastery on this site in 1760 to make way for a new monastery and the present church. The church, on a Greek cross plan, barrel-vaulted and with a central dome, was consecrated in 1781 by Pope Pius VI. Its 18th century façade has four pilasters with Corinthian capitals and is crowned by an undecorated tympanon.
The main decorations are stucco cherubs, including a tympanum above the high altar with cherubs in glory and a painting of the Madonna, St Anne and St Joachim.
The church is served by diocesan clergy.
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  • Mass in the Roman rite is celebrated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 18:45. The church is also used by an Ethiopian Orthodox congregation, who celebrate their Eucharistic liturgy on Sundays at 9:30, the liturgical language being Ge'ez. There is another Liturgy on Thursdays at 17:00, intended for young people. Catholics, whether of the Roman or Ethiopian rites, should not receive Communion at these Eucharists. The Orthodox take this seriously.
  • Church of Saints Gioacchino and Anna in the Mountains is at the bottom of the road in Selci, via Monte Polacco, 5, at the height of Largo Visconti Venosta, overlooking the Via Cavour, and downstream of the Opium Hill and the Fagutale Hill, Ward Monti, Rome, is a Greek cross church that began in 1 589 and finished in the eighteenth century, The church also had the title of Church of Saints Gioacchino and Francis of Paola. During the various works of extension of the church, it was found, enclosed in a wall, a rich treasure, objects of gold and silver, golden metal statues, crystal candelabras, attributed by popular belief to a Polish king, but it was found that the treasure He was part of the wedding ring of Secundus and Proiecta, of the Apronian family. Attached to the church is the Monastery of the Church of Saints Gioacchino and Anna, of 1731, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Paola, called Nuns Sisters Paolotte. Today the monastery of the Church of Saints Gioacchino and Anna in the Mountains is home to the Command of the Carabinieri Army.
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