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In Christian liturgy the Elevation is the ritual of raising the consecrated elements of bread and wine during the celebration of the Eucharist. The term refers principally to the elevation immediately after the consecration of each element (though see below). The practice by which the priest genuflects in adoration immediately after pronouncing the words "Hoc est enim corpus meum" and then elevates the host to show it to the people for adoration by them was instituted in the Western Church, in the thirteenth century, in opposition to the view that the host was not consecrated until the wine in the chalice had been consecrated too. Elevation of the chalice for adoration by the people was introduced only in the fourteenth century. it is a liturgical expression of the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.