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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT.

Q. 1. What does the term "Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament" mean?

A. 1. "Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament" is another form of adoration of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. (See Adoration In The Tabernacle) The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament involves a ceremony where the priest or deacon removes the Sacred Host from the tabernacle and then places it on the altar for adoration.

In this form of public exposition, the Sacred Host is placed in the lunette of the monstrance and elevated on the altar so that all the adoring faithful can see it.

The duration of this form of Adoration varies depending on the situation. Many parishes have 24 hours of Adoration once a week or once a month, depending on the number of person available to cover different time frames, usually of one hour each.



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