|Il Corpus Domini
di Cosimo Rizzo
25 maggio si e` celebrata la Festa del Corpus Domini,
dopo la SS. Messa e` stato portato in processione, per le
vie del paese,
L’Ostensorio con il SS. Sacramento. Aprivano la
processione i Bambini che
dovranno fare la prima Comunione, seguiti dal gruppo di
del Sacro Cuore di Gesu, e da una rappresentanza di
Durante la processione il Parroco ed i fedeli si sono
nei vari punti dove erano stati allestiti, come di
gli Altarini per fare la benedizione, mentre venivano
in segno di gioia.
The Feast of
Translated by: Carmela Tucci
Feast of Corpus Christi is a great recollection of the love
and devotion the Church associates to this Sacrament.
Every year sixty days after Easter the Church
celebrates “Corpus Domini”. This is a religious solemnity in honour of the Eucharist (the
body) – corpus – of Christ in the sacramental sign
of bread. Eucharistic
bread is borne through the city streets in a glass container
known as a 'monstrance', which allows people to see the
consecrated bread wafer. The Eucharist in a monstrance is
always under special umbrella, which is covered by a
baldachin (a portable canopy). The umbrella, the baldachin,
and the priests clothing are all made of a rich cloth of
gold. Citizens adorn the facades of
their houses before the procession passes with
tapestries, ornamental hangings, flowers and garlands and
prepare small altars.
On Sunday Mary 25,
2008 the Feast of “Corpus Domini” was celebrated
immediately following Holy mass. A procession displaying the
Holy Sacrament of the Corpus Domini took place throughout
the streets of the village.
The children who would be receiving the sacrament of
First Holy Communion in the next few months led the
were followed by a group who lead prayers about The Sacred
Heart of Jesus, and then a representation of members of a
confraternity of the Our Lady of the Rosary Church in the
the procession the Pastor and the faithful stopped in
various locations along the procession route, where small
altars had been erected, as is the tradition.
Altars were blessed, while flowers were thrown as a
sign of joy and happiness.