Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Photos of the Corpus Christi Procession at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

ON THE SOLEMNITY of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Archbishop Burke led a procession from the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, as a traditional and public witness to the Faith.  Celebrated May 25th, 2008.

Corpus Christi procession 2008, of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Benediction in Cathedral

Hail our Savior's glorious Body, Which his Virgin Mother bore;
Hail the Blood which, shed for sinners, Did a broken world restore;
Hail the sacrament most holy, Flesh and Blood of Christ adore!

Corpus Christi procession 2008, of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Procession 1

You have given them bread from heaven;
Having all sweetness within it.

Corpus Christi procession 2008, of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Procession 3

Let us every moment praise the Most Holy Sacrament.
May our God, present in the Sacrament, be praised now and forever.

Corpus Christi procession 2008, of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - first station

Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore!  O make us love thee more and more!

Corpus Christi procession 2008, of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Procession 2

O Jesus we adore you, Who in your love divine,
Conceal your mighty God-head In forms of bread and wine.

Corpus Christi procession 2008, of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - second station

On that paschal evening see him With the chosen twelve recline,
To the old law still obedient In its feast of love divine;
Love divine, the new law giving, Gives himself as Bread and Wine.

Corpus Christi procession 2008, of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Archiepiscopal processional cross

O for a heart to praise my God, A heart from sin set free,
A heart that always feels your blood so freely shed for me.

Corpus Christi procession 2008, of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - candlelight in Cathedral

May the Heart of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament
be praised, adored and loved with grateful affection
at every moment in all the tabernacles of the world,
now and until the end of time.  Amen.

4 comments:

  1. The processional crucifix is called an Archiepiscopal or Patriarchal Cross, signifying the rank of Archbishop Burke.

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  2. Thanks for these great shots. My son was a "vimp" in the procession and made it to two of your pictures. And it was great to see the ICRSSP priests there, too!

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  3. "Vimp" refers to the humeral veil and the server who uses it to carry sacred items such as the archbishop's mitre. Another word with a similar etymology is "wimple."

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