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Corpuschristi 100516163518-phpapp02

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  1. 1. Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Corpus Christi"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Sonof man and drink His blood, you have no life in you; he whoeats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." -- John 6:53, 54
  2. 2. • commemorates the institution of the Eucharist. • This feast day was instituted in the late 13th century and was known as Corpus Christi. • It was celebrated for a century before becoming a mandatory feast in 1312. • Its purpose was to encourage the faithful to• The Solemnity of the Most give special honor to the institution of the Holy Holy Body and Blood of Eucharist or Blessed Christ is a parallel to Holy Sacrament. Thursday which
  3. 3. • The name was changed in 1970 from Corpus Christi to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ and it is usually celebrated on the Sunday following Trinity Sunday.• Turning to the official teaching of the Catholic Church in the Catechism we read.• 1324 The Eucharist is "source and summit of the • works of the apostolate, are Christian life." "The other bound up with the Eucharist sacraments, and indeed all and are oriented toward it. ecclesiastical ministries and
  4. 4. • For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself (CCC 1324).• It would be great to revive the Corpus Christi procession -- in your parish. parish
  5. 5. • Pope Urban IV asked Saint Thomas Aquinas to write a hymn in honor of the feast, he wrote Tantum Ergo which is the sound you hear in the background.
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