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Corpus Christi Procession?(NO bashing about Idols and Catholics please)

I happened to see this on EWTN today. What is the purpose? Is it done in Corpus Christi TX only? It was pretty, and the music was beautiful, I have never heard of it before.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Jun. 14, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Today is the Feast Day of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Throughout the year, special days are celebrated to focus on different aspects of God and his Church - last week was the Most Holy Trinity. Today is Corpus Christi (which literally means Body of Christ). So today, in Catholic parishes throughout the world, we are united in a this beautiful public display of our faith in the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. In fact, I'll be leaving in about 10 minutes for our Mass and Corpus Christi celebration.
    JPsMommy605

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 7:25 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • The Corpus Christi Procession is a public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - that is, of the Body of Christ consecrated and broken for all. It is a form of public worship to acknowledge our faith in Jesus Christ and our belief in the True Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
    JPsMommy605

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 7:14 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • I just saw the one on EWTN is in ALA. Is it done only on certain days JP'sMOmmy?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • Catholics believe that Christ is really present in the Eucharist and so the procession reflects the idea that God goes out among us in the community, that He is present everywhere. And it's a public way for Catholics to honor Christ and worship Him. It usually includes Scripture readings and songs as well. It's a very old tradition and is more popular in some areas than others (so no it's not done just in Texas).
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:48 PM on Jun. 14, 2009