Thursday, June 15, 2017

On Corpus Christi, a Feast from Middle Ages (link)

Modern Medievalism : Corpus Christi: a medieval feast for modern man

To read any secular historian's account of how the feast of Corpus Christi came into existence, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was all centered around a quaint belief system not seen for hundreds of years. And yet, despite the passage of time, nothing has changed. The Catholic Church, whether in the 13th or the 21st century, has consistently taught that, at the words of a validly ordained priest, mere bread and wine are transformed into the incarnate God: Jesus, not symbolically, but truly present in our midst to be worshiped and consumed.

Bonus : one of the images is from Philadelphia./HGL

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