When the faithful adore Christ present to the sacrament, they should remember that this presence derives from the sacrafice and is directed toward both sacramental and spiritual communion.
This devotion that lead the faithful to visit the Blessed Sacrament draws them into an even deeper participation in the Paschal Mystery.
Enjoying dwelling with Christ Our Lord's intimate friendship and pour out their hearts before Him for themselves and thier dear ones, and pray for the peace and salvation of the world.
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RITE OF EUCHARISTIC AND FEAST DAYS
DOWN IN ADORATION FALLING
Down in adoration falling, LO! the sacred Host we hail; LO! o'er ancient prevail, Faith for all defects supplying. WHere the feeble senses fail. To the everlasting Father, and the Son who reigns no high. With the Holy Spirit proceeding forth from each eternally. Be Salvation, honor, blessing. Might and endless majesty. AMEN.
DIVINE PRAISES
Blessed be God, Blessed be His Holy name, Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be His most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the Great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be Her Holy and Immaculate Conception
Blessed be Her Glorious Assumption
Blessed be the name of Mary, virgin and mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His saints.
FEAST DAYS
TRANSFIGURATION, ASCENSION, CORPUS CHRISTI, CHRIST THE KING
TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS
TRANSFIGURATION
In the event reported in the Gospels in which Jesus was transfigured upon a mountain. The gospels state that Jesus the three apostles, Peter, James, and John to pray at the top of the mountain. Once at the top, Jesus became transfigured, his face shining light as the sun, and his clothes a brillant white. They claimed Elijah and Moses suddenly appeared with Jesus and talked with him. Mathew and Mark's gospel don't say what they spoke about, but Luke's gospel states that is was about Jesus' future death. Then a bright cloud overshadowed them and voice from the cloud said "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased" It is believed that this happened on Mt Tabour, Jesus and his apostles descent the mountain, and Jesus tells his apostles to keep this secret until after the son of man has risen from the dead.
This is also referred to in the Book of Malachi that Elijah would appear before the Messiah.
The feast of the Transfiguration is observed on August 6th
Corpus Christi
Meaning of the body of Christ, is a feast in honor of the Holy Eucharist. Originally on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday, mirroring Holy Thursday, the day on which Jesus instituted the HOly Eucharist.
Establised due to petitions in the 13th century,.
Augustinian nun Julian of Leige from her youth she claimed God had been instucting her to establish a feast day for the Eucharist and later in life petitioned the Dominican Hugh of St CHer, Jacques Pantalcon and Robert de Thorette, Bishop of Leige. This feast became widespread during Pope Urban IV investigation claims of a miracle in which blood came from a host.
The new liturgy for the celebration was written by Thomas Aquinas.
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Ascension
Holds that Jesus bodily ascended into heaven in the presence of his apostles, folloowing the Resurrection. It is affirmed in Christian liturgy in the Apostle's creed and the Nicene Creed. (See prayers)
The description in Mark's gospel - Jesus and the remaining 11 apostles are seated at a table. Jesus commands his apostles to spread the word, and those who beleive will be known by thier invulnerability to poison, ability to heal the sick, exorcise demons and the like. Jesus is then received into heaven to sit at the right hand of God.
The Gospel of Luke says - Jesus led the 11 to Bethany - while in the act of blessing them, Jesus was carried to Heaven.
References in the Bible; John 6: Jesus asks the Jews"if then you shall see the son of Man ascend up where He was before" and John 20 He says to Mary Magdelan "Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to the Father, but go to my brethen, and say to them, I ascend to the Father and Your Father, to My GOd and Your God'
In Esphisians and in Timothy, the Ascension of Christ is spoken of as an accepted fact.
The Ascension is on the great feasts of the liturgical year, and commemerates Jesus Ascension into heaven.
Celebrated on the 14th of Easter- Thursday.
Christ the King
The feast of Christ the King is a holy day in the liturgical year. Referenced from Psalm 23, Matthew 23 and Corinthians 15.
Pope Pius XI instituted this feast day on Dec 11, 1925. At that time he saw the rise of athestic communion, and secularism as a direct result of man's turning away from Christ's Kingship. This result was disorder or a move away from the Divine Order. The feast is set for the last Sunday of October.
TRIUMPH OF THE
CROSS
TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS
We honor the Holy Cross by which Christ redeemed the world. People have been venerating the cross since the 4th century when St Helen discovered it on Sept 14th during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The cross was discovered on the same day that 2 churches built at the site of Calvary by Constantine were dedicated.
Also known as "Feast of Exaltation" from the greek word meaning "bringing the light"
The cross is the most powerful universal symbol of Christianity. Devotions include the "Sign of the Cross" "the Stations of the Cross" and the Veneration of the cross to which Christians kiss the feet of Jesus.