Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song

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.

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