Feast of Christ the King


O, Jesus, our Eternal King, Reign in our hearts...
O, Jesus, King who's Sacred Heart burns with Love for all mankind, Reign in our hearts...
O, Jesus, King who is the the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, Reign in our hearts...

--from the Litany to Christ the King

Today is a special day in the Roman Catholic calendar... The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, often times commonly known as The Feast of Christ the King. 

This Feast Day is a new one in terms of the Liturgical calendar. Dating from 1925-- during times of recovery from the destruction and devastation of WWI, and the waves of secularism and commercialism during the post-war years-- this day was created to help remind Catholics (and the world at large) that Jesus Christ is Lord of the Universe...Lord of all--as both God and Man. And so we are well reminded today...

A procession at church during Mass honoring Christ the King will take place, the Blessed Sacrament carried, ending with a prayer of consecration to Christ the King and Benediction. It's a beautiful day at church! 

The Feast of Christ the King is also significant in that it is the end the Liturgical year in the Roman Catholic calendar. The "new year" begins with Advent, coming up next weekend. So today, we celebrate a year's end. And we anticipate a new year, with new opportunities to become closer to Jesus, the King, grow in His LOVE, and walk in His ways... 


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  1. that is beautiful. and somehow even more comforting when reminded
    that the celebration and poignancy of it started at a time when the world
    was weary of a devastating war. how we need it now... more than ever! xo

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    1. I so agree, Tammy...we need a celebration like today's now more than ever! :)

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  2. Oh my treasured friend, I loved this post on Christ our King. What a lovely feast of celebration. Our world needs Christ more than ever. I enjoyed reading the links and again I learned so much. Our religious beliefs are the same in so many ways. I look forward to His return someday. I would love to still be here.
    Love to you sweet sister in Christ! Hugs~

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    1. Thanks for stopping by for the celebration, LeAnn! Like you, I hope to still be around when Christ returns--wouldn't that be something?!

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  3. What a beautiful image and festival. Indeed, those celebrations are so needed.

    Here's a question for you -- are there traditional baptism gifts for a child who is not yet one? Our baby grand is being christened either Dec. 16 or in January and I'm not sure what the protocol is -- if there is one -- for the Roman Catholic church. Any ideas, let me know!

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    1. Oh, Jeanie...VERY exciting with Baby Grand's christening coming up!! Are they Catholic??!! There are lots of good ideas for baptism/christening gifts. Guardian Angel or Cross jewelry, as well as little Rosary bracelets. Crosses you can hang on the wall in a child's room, is also a very lovely gift idea. Here is a link to a Catholic gifts, books and supplies site that has a LOT of good offerings in all price categories, and which has section of Baptism and Baby Gifts, The Catholic Store: https://www.catholicstore.com/Baptism-Gifts-and-Books.aspx I hope you find the perfect gift... If I can help more, let me know! :)

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  4. I love reading about your faith Tracy. I know I say that all the time, but it is true. My father was a Catholic, although mostly in name only and with a Baptist mother I never learned much about my father's faith. I think it is a beautiful one and I love how you live it! Thank you so much for all that you share! Love and hugs to you all! Hope you didn't miss your family too much over Thanksgiving. xoxo

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    1. So glad you enjoy these posts, Marie! I think we Christians can learn much from each other. Much of what we believe is so much the same. Things like rituals, church organization, etc. may differ, be we all agree--Christ is King! :)

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