Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday - Christ the King

Christ the King Sunday is the first Sunday before Advent.   In 1925,  people were forgetting to attend Worship.  In the Presbyterian Church,  there was a huge division and split between those who wanted to become part of the United Church of Canada and those congregations that wanted to remain as the Presbyterian Church in Canada.  This was a huge conflict that last many years and did a lot of damage to the Good News being spread in each community.     So the Church Fathers decided in order to remind the people of God,  there needed to be one Sunday in the Church year that focussed upon Christ as King.   Christ as our King and Lord.

Prayer:   Almighty and everlasting God,  whose will it is to restore all things in Your Son, our Lord and King,  grant that the peoples of the earth, now divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under Jesus’ gentle and loving rule; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,  one God, now and forever.    Eternal God,  by Your grace,  you have raised us up and have made us a royal priesthood in the kingdom of Your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Make known his victory through us,  we pray,  that all the world may see his light.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
(Proper 34.  Book of Alternative Services.  The Anglican Church of Canada). 

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