Thursday, 22 May 2008

Corpus Christi

Seven of us (and one dog) for the mid-week Eucharist this morning on this the Feast of Corpus Christi - held on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday in our Calendar, 60 days after Easter. The Feast was formally established in 1215 when the Church asserted that what occurred during the mass was the miracle of transubstantiation; that is, that the wafer of consecrated bread did not simply represent the body of Christ but actually became it. As celebrated in the fourteenth century, the Feast included a procession during which the Holy Host was generally carried through or around the town, followed by a parade of important locals.

No procession in the village today, unless you count the three of us who crossed the road back to the vicarage for coffee and toast. Were/are we "important locals"? Doubt it. We don't have an "umbrellino" either.


  1. Unfortunately, none of them. However, I do have an interesting shot of walking in procession at the Glastonbury Pilgrimage in the mid-1980's.

  2. .... Which we all want to see posted!!!