Eucharistic Adoration

A Few Words on Eucharistic Adoration

Taken from the New Catechism of the Catholic Church

Because Christ himself is present in the sacrament of the altar, he is to be honored with the worship of adoration. “To visit the Blessed Sacrament is…a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord” (Paul VI, MF66).

The tabernacle is to be situated “ in churches in a most worthy place with the greatest honor.” The dignity, placing, and security of the Eucharistic tabernacle should foster adoration before the Lord really present in the Blessed Sacrament of the alter.

Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the lord. “The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, Not only during mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the up most care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession.

The Liturgy of the Hours, which is like an extension of the Eucharistic celebration does not exclude but rather in complementary way calls forth the various devotions of the People of God, especially adoration and worship of the Blessed Sacrament.

The most appropriate places for prayer are personal or family oratories, monasteries, places of pilgrimage, and above all the church, which is the proper place for liturgical prayer for the parish community and the privileged place for Eucharistic adoration.


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