Video: Lagos Catholic faithful mark feast

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Catholic Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins: Corpus Christi marked
Catholic Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins: Corpus Christi marked

Catholic faithful in Lagos have  celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi.

NAN TV crew led by Iyiola Pedro captured the festivity.

Also known as Corpus Domini, meaning, “Body and Blood of Jesus” the feast is a Christian festival where Christians honour the Holy body of the Christ. 

The feast is also celebrated in Anglican and some Lutheran Churches.

In the Catholic faith, however, it is celebrated on the streets and roads around the parish, and marks the end of the 2015/2016 Liturgical Year, while it is a Church event for most of the other participants.

In countries like Brazil and Australia the day is considered as a public holiday.

In his homily, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Fatoye, the Associate Priest, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Odogunyan, Ikorodu said the purpose of the procession was to commemorate the reign of Jesus Christ as the King of the Universe and his completion of the renewed creation that marks the fullness of the Kingdom of God.

”Jesus Christ is the king of the universe,  in other words, it doesn’t matter what ethnic group, race, religion, or status you find yourself.

“Even in the most difficulties of life’s situation, he reigns supreme.

“We must, therefore, ensure that we devote ourselves in entirety to him – our businesses, career, and all that we are committed,” he said.

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