Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Postby NavnDansk » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:23 pm

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."-Revelation 12:11 ... 572.09.htm

It seems that why the ceremony with bread and wine is called holy “communion” comes from 1 Corinthians 10:16 in the KJV: “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” The Greek word translated “communion” is koinonia, and it means a full sharing. In English, we can see that the word “communion” denotes “union with,” i.e., oneness, and that is most significant, as we will see. ... le&sid=119

Matthew 26:26 >>
The Lord’s Supper Instituted

26 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” 27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. ... oardseen=1

Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Thy chosen pilgrim flock,
With manna in the wilderness,
With water from the rock.

Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak,
As thou when here below,
Our souls the joys celestial seek
Which from thy sorrows flow.

We would not live by bread alone,
But by thy word of grace,
In strength of which we travel on
To our abiding-place.

Be known to us in breaking bread,
But do not then depart;
Savior, abide with us, and spread
Thy table in our heart.

Lord, sup with us in love divine;
Thy Body and thy Blood,
That living bread, that heavenly wine,
Be our immortal food.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a form of Eucharistic cult which is particularly widespread in the Church and earnestly recommended to her Pastors and faithful. Its initial form derives from Holy Thursday and the altar of repose, following the celebration of the Coena Domini Mass. This adoration is a most apt way of expressing the connection between the celebration of the memorial of the Lord's Sacrifice and his continued presence in the Sacrament of the Altar. The reservation of the Sacred Species, so as to be able to administer Viaticum to the sick at any time, encouraged the practice among the faithful of recollection before the tabernacle and to worship Christ present in the Sacrament.

Indeed, "this worship of adoration has a sound and firm foundation, especially since faith in the Lord's real presence has as its natural consequence the outward and public manifestation of that belief. Therefore, the devotion prompting the faithful to visit the blessed sacrament draws them into an ever deeper share in the paschal mystery and leads them to respond gratefully to the gift of him who through his humanity constantly pours divine life into the members of his Body.

Abiding with Christ the Lord, they enjoy his intimate friendship and pour out their hearts before him for themselves and for those dear to them and they pray for the peace and salvation of the world.

Offering their entire lives with Christ to the Father in the Holy Spirit, they derive from this sublime colloquy an increase of faith, hope, and charity. Thus they foster those right dispositions that enable them with due devotion to celebrate the memorial of the Lord and receive frequently the bread given us by the Father. ... fm?id=1172 ... _n16107140

Encounter, Winter 2006 by Janzen, J Gerald

The prayer of Jesus in John 17, often called his high priestly prayer, comes at the end of his lengthy discourse following the Last Supper with his disciples. It is unfathomably rich in its implication and inexhaustible in its potential for explication. In this essay I wish to address just one question: what is the scope of Jesus's priestly intercession? According to Exodus 28, when the priest enters the holy place he bears the names of the twelve tribes of Israel "upon his shoulders...[and]...upon his bring them to continual remembrance before the LORD"

(Exod. 28:12, 29).

1 Who, in John 17, does Jesus bear upon his shoulders and upon his heart, and to what end? Who and what is the burden of his priestly prayer?2
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