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The holy hour

20 Feb 2017, by Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA in Sacraments

The Catholic Church’s life is centered around the Holy Eucharist; it defines us and gives us our identity. The Eucharistic presence of Christ is an amazing gift of Christ himself, and Eucharistic adoration is part of our lives as Catholics.

Most times you hear we Catholics talk about the holy hour, a liturgical and silent moment in God’s presence that not only reflects our faith in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist (Body, Soul, and Divinity) but also as the Lord of lords and the King of kings. He is the source of all we have and are, the Son of God, and he is God. The holy hour is a call to “watch and pray,” trust and leave all our troubles at the feet of Jesus Christ. It is a moment of worship, a moment of a personal encounter with the Lord, to draw strength from him to face the challenges of life. He said to his apostles and says to you right now; So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak Mt. 26:40-41.

In our weakness, we run to Christ for strength, we trade our weaknesses for his strength, and above all, we worship him. His presence in the Eucharist is indeed amazing.

O Sacrament most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving,
Be every moment, Thine.

  • Chukason from coker Reply

    It is an experience one would always desire to have with our Lord and saviour JESUS CHRIST at the alter.

  • Dr Reuben Kamah Reply

    Nice work, Padre