Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Page 3


So now, while as God the Son, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, he is with us everywhere, he is present in his glorified human Body in the Blessed Sacrament, the consecrated Bread and Wine of the Eucharist.  This is in accordance with the promise which he forcibly and repeatedly made in his sermon in the synagogue of Capernaum – “the bread that I will give…is my flesh” (NRSV, John 6:51) – and which he fulfilled a year later at the Last Supper when he took the bread and identified it with his own Risen and Ascended Body: “This is my Body”.

It is because all power in Heaven and earth has been given to Our Blessed Lord that he is thus able to bring Heaven and earth together in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Holy Eucharist, because it centres on the living Person of the Ascended Christ, is caught up into the life of Heaven and forms part of the worship of Heaven.  And as Heaven and earth draw together, so the earthly forms of bread and wine become one with the Heavenly Body of Our Saviour and enshrine his Body.  So we rightly say, “Blessed and praised be Our Lord Jesus Christ upon his Throne of glory and in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar”.