He Is Entitled To Our Profoundest Reverence!

[Let’s us rediscover and practice this type of homage and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament:]

“Holy Church exacts the profoundest reverence before the Blessed Sacrament, especially when it is exposed. Silence must then be still more absolute, one’s behavior still more respectful; the restraint of keeping recollected is already by itself a beautiful homage of virtue. The Church would wish us never to sit down during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; she tolerates it, but we should never avail ourselves of this concession unless there is a real need for it.

During Exposition, holy liturgy rules out the simple genuflection and prescribes the prostration on two knees, in imitation of the twenty-four ancients before the throne of the Lamb in heaven.

Thus everything in the external homage of worship is ordained to signify the intimate homage of the soul, its respectful and profound adoration.”

(St. Peter Julian Eymard from A Eucharistic Handbook)

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