On Thursday 20 June we celebrate a festival in thanksgiving for Holy Communion. It is called Corpus Christi, that is, the Body of Christ. On this day we may think of the occasions when receiving communion has had particular significance for us. It may have been a joyful occasion, such as a baptism, a marriage, recovery of health, or some other special event in our lives.
Communion marks our union with Jesus Christ and with his people on earth and in heaven. It is the means by which the pilgrim church on earth is united with the church triumphant. Every time we come to communion we can bring in our minds those who need our prayers, penitence for past failings, and some cause for thanksgiving.
Fr Edward Bundock
The Rectory, West Raynham, NR21 7HH