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Ely Cathedral

SOLEMN EUCHARIST, PROCESSION AND BENEDICTION FOR THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

31 May 2018 7:30pm

The Feast of Corpus Christi (Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion) is the day on which the Church gives thanks for Our Lord's institution of the Eucharist.

It is worth noting that Christians already mark the Last Supper, when Christ instituted the Eucharist, on Maundy Thursday (the day before Good Friday). Because Maundy Thursday falls during the solemn period of Holy Week, it was thought necessary to have a separate festival of the Eucharist that would allow the celebration not to be muted by sadness.

The service is sung by the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers.