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Christ the King

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

by Fr. Kevin Joshua Cosme


Why do we acclaim Christ as “King”?


First, some history. The early 20th century was a tumultuous time. In the wake of the devastation of World War I, which ended in 1918, nations were desperately grasping for whatever could give them back some sense of control. Many started embracing fascism, communism, and National Socialism (the ideology of the Nazis), giving birth to totalitarians like Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler.


In those chaotic times and amidst the attempt of tyrants to remove God from society, Pope Pius XI instituted the Feast of Christ the King in 1925, hoping that the yearly feast would “hasten the return of society to our loving Savior.”


Today, on this great Solemnity, churches around the world resound with the majestic words Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat! “Christ conquers! Christ rules! Christ reigns supreme!” The triumphant tone is clear. Christ reigns over all, ruling above every nation, tyrant, or claimant to the throne of the hearts of men.


If this is not apparent, it is because we, His subjects, have not yet made it so. We have the duty to advance the rule of Christ, which is after all a rule of love and service and peace. This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and the placement of this Solemnity is strategic. We proclaim that at the end, Christ will reign as the triumphant King. Question is, by our conduct here on earth, will we reign with him in heaven?


Flex our Faith Episode 9: Christ the King | Aired on November 21, 2021

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shandathuyphung
Nov 26, 2023

BIG THANKS, VERY IMPORTANT TO SHARE, DEAR. big thank DOMINUS EST FOR GREAT POST DAILY. 11-26-2023, TODAY IS VERY IMPORTANT DAY, Feast of Christ the King, MAY POPE FRANCIS INVITE ALL TRINITY'S LEADERS TO CELEBRATE WITH CATHOLICS IN ONE DAY, AS LAST SUNDAY OF NOV, and invite all religions read, realize why our JESUS IS KING OF UNIVERSE, DEAR. IF WE HAD DONE SO SINCE 1925, TRIED TO HAVE ONE CALENDAR FOR THE WORLD, especially RUSSIAN OTHODOX AND CATHOLIC WEST, AND ALL CHRISTIANS, LUTHERANS, ANGLICANS,...RECONCILE INTO POPE, CATHOLICS, INSTEAD OF WARS, SINS, WE SHUOLD HAVE AVOIDED MANY WARS, AND HAVE PEACE FOR JERUSALEM AND ALL WORLD ALREADY. MAY THIS YEAR, 2023-33=1990 YEARS JESUS IS CRUCIFIED, DIED, RAISED UP FOR ALL,…

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