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Eucharistic Adoration

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Eucharistic Adoration

Welcome to OCP’s Adoration page, where you will find ideas and resources to assist you, and your parish faithful, in developing moments of communal prayer before the Holy Eucharist; “a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity.” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, #47) We recognize that there is a renewed interest throughout the Church among all generations for a spirituality that includes Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction, (a part of the Church’s official liturgy), popularly known as Adoration.

 

Eucharistic Adoration is one of the great traditions of the Catholic Church. There is a treasury of Adoration hymns, (some going back to the time of St. Thomas Aquinas), beloved of the generation that grew up during World War II and passed down to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The songs on this playlist are an introductory sampling of this wealth of traditional eucharistic music. We invite you to read the related blogs for ideas on establishing Adoration ministry in your parish.

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What is Adoration?

Adoration is a rite that is part of the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; it comes before the Benediction, during which time there may be prayers, songs, readings, and contemplative silence. On this page we provide blogs for celebrating this liturgy in various styles, as well as, song suggestions, and orders of service. We also provide links to some very important documents to better guide our understanding when planning these liturgies. We hope that this is a useful site for you, and pray that it helps us "acknowledge Christ's marvelous presence in the sacrament and invites us to the spiritual union with him that culminates in sacramental communion." (Order for Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist, #7)

 

Grow in knowledge and
love for the Eucharist:

Dig deeper into the mystery of the Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration with these helpful links to Church documents.

Eucharisticum Mysterium

Instruction on Certain Norms Concerning the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery

Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Redemptionis Sacramentum

Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass

The USCCB on Eucharistic Devotion