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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Octave of Corpus Christi
In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, we are in the final days of the "Octave of Corpus Christi", which culminates in the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 11.
This is the Sequence from the Mass of Corpus Christi. It was written by St. Thomas Aquinas specifically for this Feast. It gives the essential teaching of the Catholic Church on the Holy Eucharist, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the appearances of bread and wine.
Let us worship and adore the Lord, present in such humble forms; let our adoration never cease!