Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 27, 2022 / 13:26 pm
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., is inviting the faithful to take a virtual tour of its Joyful Mysteries Chapels in celebration of Christmas.
“Virtually tour the Joyful Mysteries Chapels, celebrating the jubilance of the Messiah’s birth and early life!” the basilica announced in a tweet on Dec. 25.
The five adjacent chapels located in the church sanctuary depict the five joyful mysteries of the rosary: The Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, the Presentation in the Temple, and the Finding in the Temple.
Each chapel tells the story of its respective mystery in colorful, glittering mosaics, along with a parallel scene from the Old Testament. For those who are unable to visit in person, the basilica offers a free immersive virtual tour located on its website.