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Corpus Christi in Australia

 

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Corpus Christi means “body of Christ”. The feast of the Corpus Christi is a celebration of the presence of the body of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. The other name of Corpus Christi is Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ. This day is also called the Day of Wreaths.

How the Catholics Celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi in Australia

Many Christians in Australia, most especially the Catholics, celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. During this event, the Catholic Church organizes events to honour the Body of Christ. There are songs, readings, and in some occasions, performances related to the Feast of the Corpus Christi. Christian schools take time to teach their students the background and significance of the Feast of the Corpus Christi. Sunday schools also dedicate a special lesson that tackles about the Body of Christ.

Many Catholics go to the churches during the Feast of the Corpus Christi. A mass is held in honour of the Body of Christ. Special songs are performed by the church choir for this particular event. The church is also decorated with flowers and is lighted by candles in honour of the occasion.

After the mass, there may be parades or processions in the streets. Lighted candles are brought by procession participants. There may also be church gatherings after the mass or the Corpus Christi procession. These gatherings usually include dinner or banquet, or a simple get-together for the faithful.

The Day of the Corpus Christi

The Feast of the Corpus Christi falls on a Thursday. The Catholic community usually celebrates it on a simple manner on the actual day. The Sunday of that same week or the Sunday that follows the Trinity Sunday, the Catholic community celebrates the Feast of the Corpus Christi elaborately. They decorate the churches with flowers and they light candles. They attend mass and focus on the scriptures and readings to learn more about the relevance of the Feast of the Corpus Christi.

The Public and the Feast of the Corpus Christi

The Feast of the Corpus Christi falls on a Thursday. In Australia, that is not declared as a public holiday. The actual day of the Feast of the Corpus Christi is a regular working day, so offices and businesses operate during the event. There are also classes on schools that day. Catholic schools will usually announce if they will declare a no-class day on the Feast of the Corpus Christi.

Most of the Catholic churches celebrate the Feast of the Corpus Christi on the Sunday after the Trinity Sunday. Sunday in Australia is a non-working day. That means schools have no classes and public and private offices are closed during the Sunday of the Feast of the Corpus Christi.

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