As of February 2023, readers, the Almighty is literally waiting for you in this airport in Atlanta, Georgia. There is now a chapel of perpetual Eucharistic Adoration open in the interfaith chapel at the airport. It services both the personnel on station and travelers who pass through the airport.
Since I am Catholic, I am very happy to hear about this. Perpetual adoration is exactly what it sounds like; the consecrated host, the Eucharist, is exposed 24/7 in the chapel for visitors to view and before which they may pray. Catholics believe the Eucharist is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ under the appearance of bread. When you see the Eucharist, Catholics believe you really see Christ.
Even if you do not believe this yourself, if you happen to be in this airport for some reason, see if you can drop in to say hi. I have always found Adoration (not perpetual in my location but still possible) a very calming and enriching experience. The last three years have made it harder to go than it used to be, but I hope someday to take up the practice more regularly again in the future. It truly does help with – well, practically everything.
Christ did say that no sparrow could fall without the Father’s knowledge, and aren’t we more important than a sparrow? Adoration gives us time with God we might not have otherwise. Trust me, it has a wonderful effect on those who take advantage of this quiet time with the Lord.
God bless, readers!
Atlanta airport gets a 24/7 eucharistic chapel
By Peter Pinedo
Washington D.C., Feb 14, 2023
Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer of Atlanta dedicated and blessed his archdiocese’s newest chapel while on his way to catch a flight Monday.
Airline workers and travelers flying through the busiest airport in the world can now spend time in the real presence of Christ thanks to the efforts of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s chaplains and the cooperation of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Located in the international terminal, the eucharistic chapel will be a permanent fixture at the airport and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
After receiving approval from the archbishop, the tabernacle was installed in November of last year. But because only travelers and airline workers can get past security to access the chapel, the archbishop was not able to officially bless it until this Monday, shortly before his flight departed.
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