Reflection during Exposition/Benediction

#1

Can someone who knows (or has access to the official book “Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass”) please advise: May a lay person give a reflection during the ritual of Exposition and Benediction, or is that faculty reserved. like the Homily at Holy Mass to ordained Priest and Deacon?

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#2

If the Eucharist is exposed, only an ordained person is permitted to to preach. (It’s a not-terribly-well-known restriction.)

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#3

Interesting. Is this explained anywhere in specific detail?

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#4

In ‘Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass’, which is why Jamie is asking about it. I don’t have a copy on hand; but my recollection is that the gist is that a ‘reflection’ given during exposition is in fact a ‘homily,’ and homilies are reserved to the ordained.

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