by Sr Fidelis
The end of the Church Year
This Sunday marked the final week of the Liturgical Year. It is known as “Christ the King” or “Christ in Glory” Sunday. As we reflect on Christ’s kingship, we prepare for Advent when we celebrate his second coming in glory, as well as his first coming as the lowly babe. In 1925, Pope Pius XI instituted this feast partly because of the rise of secularism at the time. At II Vespers on this particular Sunday, we chanted the following text as Antiphon to the Magnificat. On his garment and on his thigh he has written: The King of Kings and Lord of lords. To him be glory and dominion forever and ever.