I stumbled across the above rendition of Tantum Ergo quite by accident earlier this evening and it got me wondering if, as I suspected, Benediction is no longer a normal part of Sundays in Scottish parishes.
“Rosary & Benediction, 5pm” was routinely published in the Sunday bulletin in days of yore. Yet, I can’t remember the last time I heard it mentioned. So, I checked with a friend in the Archdiocese of Glasgow and, sure enough, Benediction is largely thing of the past. The key question is … why? Whatever happened to Benediction? Poor youngsters, growing up without this beautiful spiritual refreshment. Why?
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