Feast of Corpus Christi
In this month we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, Latin for the body and blood of Christ, on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday.
Corpus Christi is the reminder of the Last supper of Jesus and the disciples is the sombre room in Jerusalem. He said that anyone who believes in Him, to do this in remembrance of Him. This festival is used to fulfil that final wish.
Corpus Christi is celebrated by Christians around the world and in some countries it is celebrated in great style. They will have a procession through their towns and villages, with Priest heading the procession, First Holy Communicants following, people in their regional dress and costume, in some countries people will display pictures of Jesus Christ and spread carpets in front of their houses and floral displays in honor of the day. The climax of the ceremony comes when the priest raises the silver monstrance and exposes the Blessed Sacrament, the “body of Christ”. Some of you might remember the Corpus Christi procession through your town or village in a more-low key manner, and the excitement that was associated with it.
In June 2020, and “New Normal” we are getting accustomed too, we may not be able to have processions or attend an Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, but maybe we can have our own way of celebrating the Feast day by displaying a picture of Christ in our front window, or maybe in our homes have an altar with Jesus in the center – like our May altars for Mary, to mark this very special day. It is an occasion every year to remember what a great gift Jesus left us in the Holy Eucharist – the abiding sign of His Redemption and His Presence among us.