Monday, June 27, 2011

A Glorious Day

I feel as though I should explain my purpose for today's post. Everyone has various types of support to help them in difficult times, and of my many blessings, my faith is one of those things that lift me up and carry me when times are tough. And while I'm proud of my faith heritage and community, I realize that others may have different support systems. I don't mean to imply that my way is the only way.....but it's what helps me to get through autoimmune disease, among other of my life's challenges.

There's very few incentives that could have enticed me out from under the covers yesterday. I was totally augured into bed getting some serious sleep. But I did eventually get up because I knew that yesterday our church celebrated Corpus Christi. Which meant another opportunity not only to participate in a great community activity, but also a chance to fire up my Canon and get some amazing pictures.

The feast of Corpus Christi - translated as the Body of Christ - has been observed since the thirteenth century and the celebration takes many forms around the world. Our congregation, like many others, creates a procession in which we take Christ out into the streets of our city and then return to church where we party the afternoon away. Yesterday the weather was fantastic, but we go out every year, rain or shine.

Here's how New York City observes Corpus Christi:

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