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The solemnity of Christ the King marks the end of ordinary time and the completion of the Church’s liturgical year. Instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925, this feast was created to promote devotion to the Universal Lordship of Christ in response to the growing secularism of the Western world. In 1969, Pope Paul VI gave the celebration a new title ‘Jesus Christ, King of the Universe’ and moved it from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in the liturgical year. He also transformed it from a feast to a ‘Solemnity.’ But what does it mean to serve Jesus as King? And what kind of kingship are we celebrating?
𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐦-𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 - 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝𝐰𝐢𝐝𝐞!
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, as most of us are aware. The global influence of American culture prompts a pause for gratitude.
𝐋a𝐭e𝐬t o𝐧 𝐨u𝐫 𝐛l𝐨g: As we grapple with the challenges of our times, this reflection from our Communications Officer explores the profound significance of the upcoming Advent season — a season of collective reflection and hope.