Thoughts on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

This is My Body

I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was handed over, took bread and, after He had given thanks, broke it and said this is my body for you.
I Corinthians 11:23

There are moments in the liturgical year so un-ecumenical as to invoke doubt that there will ever be a common understanding of their significance among the baptized apart from a future for which we all pray. This great feast of Corpus Christi is one of those occasions. In Roman Catholic parishes the sacred host, the Body of Christ, will be carried in procession in a glittering, often bejeweled monstrance—the word is from monstro, to show or point out—beneath a canopy, preceded by incense, incense and the canopy belonging properly to the king. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ”