What is Eucharistic Adoration / Exposition?
Eucharistic Adoration is a Catholic devotion dating back to the early days of the Church. It involves exposing a consecrated host, the Blessed Sacrament, allowing us to sit and pray in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ.
Adoration specifically refers to any prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament whether in front of a closed Tabernacle or in front of the exposed host in a monstrance. Exposition refers specifically to the situation of the exposed host in a monstrance. You may hear these terms used interchangeably.
During Eucharistic Adoration it is appropriate to do any of the following:
When is Eucharistic Adoration Offered?