Sunday, June 22, 2014

Corpus Christi

Procession of Corpus Christi through the streets of Rabat, Malta
As we celebrate today the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, known as Corpus Christi, I flash back a few years when I was present during a solemn procession of this feast in the town of Rabat, in Malta. These photos show in detail the impressive line-up of participants in this holy and reverent procession. All the First Communion children take part in this procession, as well as many lay people, marching bands and all the clergy of the town and neighboring convents and monasteries. 
The Blessed Sacrament is carried in procession under the baldacchino, the canopy held by four lay men, members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, dressed in a red cape. This feast concludes the Easter Season, as we now move into Ordinary Time for the summer months.
All First Communion children take part in the procession

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