Thursday, June 30, 2011

Feast of Corpus Christi

Last Sunday the Feast of Corpus Christi was observed.

I could not let this pass without comment, especially after pointing out how the "ordinal" part of the liturgical year is anything but "ordinary!" The Feast of Corpus Christi is recognition of THE most important Sacrament in the Church!  It is the Feast of the Eucharist!  The Body of Christ!  

As God Himself was hidden in the flesh of man - so too is the flesh of man hidden in the Eucharist.  The Eucharist is God physically present with us through this great Mystery of Faith.  A presence not possible in any Protestant church - and utterly rejected by nearly all of them - yet it is and has been a foundational teaching of THE Church beginning with Scripture and throughout the Early Church Fathers.

June 23rd is the actual feast day, but it is permissible for the bishops to "move" such feasts to the nearest Sunday, and most bishops do this for the Feast of Corpus Christi.

1 comment:

  1. The Feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated yesterday (June 2, 2013) for most diocese. Our priest gave a very good sermon on the matter, I'll probably share in more detail in a new blog/article.

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