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Worship in Buzios

Religion in Buzios is a reflection on the mix of cultures and the welcoming spirit of brazilians. 

The Catholic Church is a highly respected and revered institution in Brazil. This is evident from the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking the Sugarloaf Mountains. Buzios has a predominantly Catholic population and is home to some of the most beautiful churches like the historical Sant’Ana church that is known for its architectural beauty.

Located between Ossos and Armação Beaches at the end of the Bardot Beachfront, the church also houses the only cemetery in the peninsula. The church is open to the public everyday while masses are held only on Saturday’s at 7:30pm. The feast of the patron is celebrated in July while the feast of Our Lady of Aparecida is held in October.

Santa Rita Church Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Santa Rita Church

The Santa Rita Church and the N.S. Desatadora dos Nós Chapel conducts services on Sunday at 11:30 am and is open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. The church is one of the oldest devotions of Our Lady and is situated at Geribá on Av. José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, nº 3333.

Afro-Brazilian Beliefs

Brazilian - Afro religions are followed both by whites as well as blacks in Brazil. Various groups follow conventional African religious traditions. A good example is Candomble, which is a religion developed by the Yoruba inhabitants of Nigeria when they arrived in Brazil as slaves. Having their based in Bahia, Candomble supporters worship several different deities of nature. An important deity is the goddess of the sea- Iemanja. Condomble programs, which usually happens at night features rhythmic music and pulsating drums which creates a trace like atmosphere. 

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