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Sunday 23rd June 2019
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C
Genesis 14: 18-20     1 Corinthians 11: 23-26     Luke 9: 11-17

Corpus et Sanguis Christi.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is an echo feast. It rings with some of the refrains of Maundy Thursday. But whereas Maundy Thursday necessarily confronts us with the Eucharist in its broadest terms, Corpus et Sanguis Christi is more selective. It reminds us that the presence of Christ is perennial and that he abides with us daily under the form of bread and wine. This presence, in the reserved sacrament, is rightly adored. But its main purpose is so that the sick may be joined with the wider community of believers through receiving Communion. At its heart, this feast invites us to eat and drink the Body and Blood of Christ, that by so doing we may proclaim his death until he comes in glory.




Scripture Reflections (below) © Peter J Harrison 2019