Feast of Christ the King


To all of my readers, I wish a blessed Feast of Christ the King. On this day many of us are accustomed to exalting Him as all of the Angels and Saints in Heaven do continuously. Perhaps, given the times, it would be wise for us to meditate on how the world saw our King when He took the form of a servant to deliver us all from the bondage of sin.

Below is a prayer to Christ the King which, prior to the disciplinary reforms of the 1960s, carried a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions.

O Jesus Christ,
I acknowledge Thee as universal King.
All that has been made,
has been created for Thee.
Exercise all Thy rights over me.
I renew my baptismal vows,
renouncing Satan, his pomps and his works;
and I promise to live as a good Christian.
In particular do I pledge myself to labor,
to the best of my ability,
for the triumph of the rights of God and Thy Church.

Divine Heart of Jesus,
to Thee do I proffer my poor services,
laboring that all hearts may acknowledge Thy Sacred Kingship,
and that thus the reign of Thy peace
be established throughout the whole universe.