Thursday, 7 July 2016

The Catholic Church Alone. The One True Church of Christ. Part 102.

SIX VOLUMES IN ONE
BY THE DISTINGUISHED EXPONENTS OF CATHOLICISM
REV. HENRY DODRIDGE, D. D.
REV. HENRY EDWARD MANNING, D. D.
REV. F. LEWIS, of Granada
REV. STEPHEN KEENAN
REV. BERNARD VAUGHAN, S. J.
REV. THOMAS N. BURKE, O. P.


Q. What are the ceremonies in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, and what their signification ?

A. Bread and wine, and water mixed with the wine. The first signifies the nourishment of the soul: the second signifies the water flowing from Christ's side.

Q. What is meant by the ceremony of exposing the blessed sacrament to the view of the people, in a remonstrance set up upon the tabernacle or altar?

A. It is to invite the people to come there to adore Jesus Christ, and to excite in them a greater devotion, by the sight of their Lord, veiled in these sacred mysteries.

Q. What is the meaning of the benediction given on certain days?

A. It is a devotion practised by the Church, in order to give adoration, praise, and blessing to God, for his infinite goodness and love, testified to us in the institution of this blessed sacrament; and to receive, at the same time, the benediction or blessing of our Lord here present.

Q. What is the meaning of the blessed sacrament being sometimes carried in solemn procession through the streets?

A. It is to honor our Lord, there present, with a kind of triumph, and thereby to make him some sort of amends for the injuries and affronts which are so frequently offered to this divine sacrament, and to obtain his blessing for all those places through which he passes.