Our objective is to exponentially increase Hispanic participation and attendance at the annual Feast of Tabernacles, held each fall in Jerusalem under the sponsorship of the Christian Embassy," said Dr.
Since 1980, the ICEJ's Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem has been Israel's largest annual tourist event, with more than 5,000 Christians from 80 nations attending Feast 2014 last October.
In many parishes, the tabernacle
is treated as though it were just a "storage area".
This emphasis led to enormous Baroque altars featuring large and ornate tabernacles.
In the wake of Vatican II, when the altar was turned around so the priest could face the people, the tabernacle in most churches was placed in a side chapel or some off-center location.
Could it be from his Archbishop, who is reported to have told Catholics who objected to removing the Blessed Sacrament in the to-be renovated Cathedral, that after Catholics participate in the celebration of Mass and go back to the community "they are the tabernacles themselves, they all receive the Eucharist and when they leave they bring the Lord into the world" (The Monitor, July 2000).
Then in Liturgy #4, our architectural commentator Nicholas Burn analyses the place of the tabernacle within the Church.
Beginning in chapter two with the magnificent late sixteenth-century tabernacles of Sta Maria Maggiore and S.
In the following chapter, Montagu explores later seventeenth-century Roman gilt bronze tabernacles, including Bernini's tabernacle for St.
observed: "If tabernacles are reinstated it will help restore a sense of prayer to our churches.
And by far the biggest mistake, it was finally acknowledged, was the recommendation' that the tabernacle should be removed from a central altar" (Dec.
Dying religious orders, priests quitting, few vocations, a free-sexual revolution, sky-rocketing divorces, abortions, sterilizations, contraception, STDs, insensitivity to sin, rejection of Confession, side-line tabernacles, entertainer celebrants, feminists invading the Church, dissident theologians.
This same praise and adoration are offered to Him in each tabernacle on earth, since Christ is not multiplied by His presence in many tabernacles.
Before me the gold tabernaclesits on a marble altar, and attached to the tabernacle is a monstrance in which a consecrated Host is exposed.
It's even hotter inside, particularly in the chapel, where the heat of the votive candles makes the air in front of the tabernacle appear wavy.