Tuesday, November 25, 2008

O Come, Let Us Adore Him

“O Come, Let Us Adore Him”
Celebrating the Incarnation with
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
(An Advent Exposition on Pope John Paul II’s Ecclesia de Eucharistia)

Queenship of Mary Parish
16 Dey Road, Plainsboro, NJ
Presenter: Jeff Pinyan
Tuesday, December 2, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Saturday, December 6, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Every Advent, the Church prepares herself in a special way for the celebration of the Incarnation of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Before He ascended into heaven, He left with His disciples a pledge of His eternal real presence: the Blessed Sacrament, the Eucharist. The Eucharist is directly connected to the Incarnation, and therefore, to the Blessed Virgin Mary as well: there is no Eucharist without the Incarnation, and God willed for the Incarnation to come about through Mary. The Eucharist, then, is a celebration and continuation of the presence of Christ that began at the Incarnation.

In 2003, Pope John II wrote a letter to the whole Church entitled Ecclesia de Eucharistia. In it, the Holy Father spoke of the amazement with which the Church regards the Holy Eucharist, the "Mystery of Faith". He desired to rekindle Eucharistic amazement in the Church by means of a specific plan for us in this third millennium of the Church: "to gaze upon and bask in the face of Christ, with Mary … above all in the living sacrament of his Body and Blood."

Come to learn about the history, theology, and spirituality of Eucharistic Adoration as it relates to Advent and the Incarnation, with Mary as our model and companion. We will uncover the relation of Adoration to the mystery of the Incarnation which we remind ourselves of at every Mass, prepare ourselves for during Advent, and celebrate joyfully at Christmas.

Venite, adoremus!
Come, let us adore Him!

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