Christ the King Sunday is the last Sunday of the season of Pentecost and marks the end of the church year. Christ King Sunday is the observance proclaiming that no earthly ruler is lord.
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Christ the King Sunday is the last Sunday of the season of Pentecost and marks the end of the church year.
In 1925 Pope Pius XI called for a day on which people would gather to bend their knees to Christ and do obedience to Him as a witness to the day when every knee in heaven and earth will bend to Christ and confess him as Lord.
In 1925 the observance of Christ the King proclaimed that no earthly ruler is lord. This day centers on the crucified and risen Christ. In Christ all things began, and in Christ all things will be fulfilled. In the end Christ will rule triumphant over all forces of evil and triumph over life on in heaven and on earth.
Excerpts from PHPC
Canticle of Christ’s Obedience 167
Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,
Did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
But emptied himself,
Taking the form of a servant,
Being born in our likeness.
And being found in human form
He humbled himself and became obedient unto death,
Even death on a cross.
Therefore God has highly exalted him
And bestowed on him the name which is above every name,
That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,
In heaven and on earth and under the earth,
And every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
To the glory of God the Father.