Thursday, June 4, 2015

Interfaith Days: Corpus Christi

In the Roman Catholic Church and a few other churches, today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, or the solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The feast celebrates the Real Presence of Christ's body and blood in the Eucharist. Celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, the feast connects back to Maundy Thursday, which honors Christ's institution of the Eucharist; but since Maundy Thursday obviously happens during sadness of Holy Week, Corpus Christi is a more joyful feast, dating from the 13th and early 14th centuries ( See also the site, and also
Corpus Christi Procession.
by Carl Emil Doepler

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