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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
“‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.'”
Matthew, Chapter 25:31-46 Source: USCCB.org
Sunday, November 2o, 2022, is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. It is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. It first began in 1926, under Pope Pius XI, to address concerns about growing secularism and nationalism in the world. In our modern societies, both secularism and nationalism are still strong today, which has an impact on our religion. According to Pope Francis:
“The kingdom, already present and growing in our midst, engages us at every level of our being and reminds us of the principle of discernment which Pope Paul VI applied to true development: it must be directed to ‘all men and the whole man’.”
– Pope Francis, Evangelii gaudium, 181 Source: USCCB.org
“Jesus is the center of creation; and so the attitude demanded of us as true believers is that of recognizing and accepting in our lives the centrality of Jesus Christ, in our thoughts, in our words and in our works”.
– Homily of Pope Francis, Solemnity of Christ the King, November 24, 2013 Source: USCCB.org
“The kingdoms of this world at times are sustained by arrogance, rivalries and oppression; the reign of Christ is a ‘kingdom of justice, love and peace.’ For a Christian, speaking of power and strength means referring to the power of the Cross, and the strength of Jesus’ love: a love which remains steadfast and complete, even when faced with rejection, and it is shown as the fulfillment of a life expended in the total surrender of oneself for the benefit of humanity.”
– Angelus Address of Pope Francis, Solemnity of Christ the King, November 22, 2015 Source: USCCB.org
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Jesus Christ King of the Universe
“The rulers sneered at Jesus and said,
‘He saved others, let him save himself
if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.’
Even the soldiers jeered at him.
As they approached to offer him wine they called out,
‘If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.’
Above him there was an inscription that read,
‘This is the King of the Jews.'”
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,
‘Are you not the Christ?
Save yourself and us.”
The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,
‘Have you no fear of God,
for you are subject to the same condemnation?
And indeed, we have been condemned justly,
for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes,
but this man has done nothing criminal.’
Then he said,
‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’
He replied to him,
‘Amen, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise.'”
“Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne”
“1 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;
His the scepter, His the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
thunder like a mighty flood;
“Jesus out of ev’ry nation
has redeemed us by His blood.
2 Alleluia! Not as orphans
are we left in sorrow now.
Alleluia! He is near us;
faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received Him
when the forty days were o’er,
shall our hearts forget His promise,
“I am with you evermore”?
3 Alleluia! Bread of heaven,
here on earth our food, our stay.
Alleluia! Here the sinful
flee to You from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
earth’s Redeemer, hear our plea
where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.”
Source: Hymnary.org Hymns to the Living God #180
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Our Art Project–“Royal Colors” For The King
Paint the vibrant purple and blue of the cloth seen at top of page. Add gold, white and red, if you wish. I used liquid watercolors on watercolor paper on the painting below. Children can use crayons, markers, or other art tools you have at home.
Week Thirteen–Suggested Homework Activities
Draw or paint Jesus, King of the Universe, in his red robe and crown.