e-bulletin 11th June

Welcome to the e-bulletin for The Feast of Corpus Christi

Abolished by the Church of England in 1548 as the Reformation progressed, The Feast of Corpus Christi was later re-introduced and is sometimes called the day of ‘Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion’. Also known in the Catholic Church as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, celebrating the Real Presence of the body and blood of Jesus in the elements of the Eucharist, the Feast gives us an opportunity to reflect on our practice of receiving Holy Communion, which many of us are sorely missing.

 

The Collect for Corpus Christi

Lord Jesus Christ,

we thank you that in this wonderful sacrament
you have given us the memorial of your passion:
grant us so to reverence the sacred mysteries
of your body and blood
that we may know within ourselves
and show forth in our lives
the fruits of your redemption;
for you are alive and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


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