Friday, June 08, 2012
Corpus Christi: a glimpse of glory
On the Feast of Corpus Christi yesterday (Thursday), St. Josaphat mounted an impressive procession after Mass outside of the church along Canfield Avenue to four outside altars erected along the route. There were scripture readings, hymns in Latin and English and Benediction at each altar, with dauntless parishioners kneeling not only on the grass but on the hard sidewalks. Concluding in the church with final Benediction, accompanied by the usual Thomist hymns, Divine Praises, and Adoremus in Aeternum, the thought came to me that surely, if this was far removed from the splendor of Heaven, it was at least a fleeting glimpse of glory. Sorry, you had to be there. And, yes, I know that for most of you this Feast does not arrive until you find it upon you at your customary Sunday hour in the ordinary form of the liturgy. May you find yourselves as blessed.