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Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by apogeez(m): 6:13am On Nov 25, 2018
CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY INTRODUTION AND HISTORY

Christ the King Sunday celebrates the all-embracing authority of Christ as King and Lord of the cosmos. Officially called the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, it is celebrated on the final Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Sunday before Advent. In 2015, the feast falls on November 22nd.

INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY
Pope Pius XI instituted The Feast of Christ the King in 1925 for the universal church in his encyclical Quas Primas . He connected the increasingly denial of Christ as king to the rise of secularism. At the time of Quas Primas , many Christians (including Catholics) began to doubt Christ's authority and existence, as well as the Church's power to continue Christ's authority. Pius XI, and the rest of the Christian world, witnessed the rise of non-Christian dictatorships in Europe, and saw Catholics being taken in by these earthly leaders. These dictators often attempted to assert authority over the Church. Just as the Feast of Corpus Christi was instituted when devotion to the Eucharist was at a low point, the Feast of Christ the King was instituted during a time when respect for Christ and the Church was waning, when the feast was needed most.
Pius hoped the institution of the feast would have various effects. They were:
1. That nations would see that the Church has the right to freedom, and immunity from the state ( Quas Primas , 32).
2. That leaders and nations would see that they are bound to give respect to Christ ( Quas Primas , 31).
3. That the faithful would gain strength and courage from the celebration of the feast, as we are reminded that Christ must reign in our hearts, minds, wills, and bodies ( Quas Primas , 33).
Today, the same distrust of authority exists, although the problem has gotten worse. Individualism has been embraced to such an extreme, that for many, the only authority is the individual self. The idea of Christ as ruler is rejected in such a strongly individualistic system. Also, many balk at the idea of kings and queens, believing them to be antiquated and possibly oppressive. Some even reject the titles of "lord" and "king" for Christ because they believe that such titles are borrowed from oppressive systems of government. However true these statements might be (some kings have been oppressive), these individuals miss the point: Christ's kingship is one of humility and service . Jesus said:
You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to become great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:42-45, NAB).
and
Pilate said to Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?"... Jesus answered, "My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not here." So Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world,to testify to the truth (John 18:33b, 36-37).
Thus, Jesus knew the oppressive nature of secular kings, and in contrast to them, he connected his role as king to humble service, and commanded his followers to be servants as well. In other passages of Scripture, his kingdom is tied to his suffering and death. While Christ is coming to judge the nations, his teachings spell out a kingdom of justice and judgment balanced with radical love, mercy, peace, and forgiveness. When we celebrate Christ as King, we are not celebrating an oppressive ruler, but one willing to die for humanity and whose "loving-kindness endures forever." Christ is the king that gives us true freedom, freedom in Him. Thus we must never forget that Christ radically redefined and transformed the concept of kingship .
Christ the King Sunday used to be celebrated on the last Sunday of October, but since the calendar reforms of 1969, the feast falls on the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, which is the Sunday before Advent. It is fitting that the feast celebrating Christ's kingship is observed right before Advent, when we liturgically wait for the promised Messiah (King).

HISTORY
The earliest Christians identified Jesus with the predicted Messiah of the Jews. The Jewish word "messiah," and the Greek word "Christ," both mean "anointed one," and came to refer to the expected king who would deliver Israel from the hands of the Romans. Christians believe that Jesus is this expected Messiah. Unlike the messiah most Jews expected, Jesus came to free all people, Jew and Gentile, and he did not come to free them from the Romans, but from sin and death. Thus the king of the Jews, and of the cosmos, does not rule over a kingdom of this world.
Christians have long celebrated Jesus as Christ, and his reign as King is celebrated to some degree in Advent (when Christians wait for his second coming in glory), Christmas (when "born this day is the King of the Jews"wink, Holy Week (when Christ is the Crucified King), Easter (when Jesus is resurrected in power and glory), and the Ascension (when Jesus returns to the glory he had with the Father before the world was created). However, Pius XI wanted to specifically commemorate Christ as king, and instituted the feast in the Western calendar in 1925.
In the 21st century many Western Christians, Catholic and Protestant, celebrate Christ the King Sunday, including Anglicans and Lutherans. Unfortunately, in some mainline Protestant churches, "king" language is not popular, and the feast is downplayed. However, in a chaotic and unjust world that seems to scorn any kind of authority, many Christians proudly celebrate Christ the King Sunday, where the loving and merciful - and just - king of the universe is praised and glorified.

Christ king sunday is one of my ecstatic days as a catholic, what about you?

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by highpriestess: 6:20am On Nov 25, 2018
Yes, op please we need pictures.
Christ is the king. kiss

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by TabletMan: 6:44am On Nov 25, 2018
Christ The king....




JESUS IGWEEEEEE!!!




Update.. Pix from Christ The King Parish(world bank housing estate, Umuahia) procession to Mater Dei Cathedral.

Last pix is inside Mater Dei

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by izzou(m): 6:49am On Nov 25, 2018
grin

I miss the Catholic Church

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by Kenzico(m): 6:53am On Nov 25, 2018
cool

JESUS BU EZE....ODOGWU NA AGHA!! DIKE NA AGHA

JESUS IS THE KING....A MIGHTY MAN IN BATTLE

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by Robisky001(m): 6:57am On Nov 25, 2018
Christ the King of the universe! Happy Christ The king to all Catholic faithful.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by haywire07(m): 7:27am On Nov 25, 2018
One babe has been taking me to catholic for the past two Sundays , I can tell that the shisha those altar boys are blowing is great. Smoke everywhere.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by NwaAmaikpe: 9:12am On Nov 25, 2018
shocked


I stand to be corrected with facts.
This feast has no biblical origin.

It is a celebration with pagan origins as do most other doctrines of the Catholic Church.
It takes enlightenment to understand that Catholicism is not Christianity.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by AK481(m): 9:13am On Nov 25, 2018
Otito diri jesu!!!

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by Nobody: 9:13am On Nov 25, 2018
All hail master Jesus

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by gaby(m): 9:13am On Nov 25, 2018
Congratulations to our Catholic brethren.

However, we shouldn't forget the plight of the many sexually abused as kids and adults who might be dying in silence and shame with no one to tell of their battles.

A lot of havoc was wrecked and is still being wrecked by the Fathers.

We all need to get truly like Christ by standing for the truth and not condemning or shutting down victims to protect the church, especially the powerful and pervert paedophilia handful of priests committing these atrocities.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by Nobody: 9:14am On Nov 25, 2018
AK481:
Otito diri jesu!!!
Translation please!
Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by UDOKABESTLUV(m): 9:15am On Nov 25, 2018
Yes So, Jesus Igwe ooĆ²ooooooo

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by dingbang(m): 9:15am On Nov 25, 2018
Pictures will be cool ...
Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by safetyInspector(m): 9:15am On Nov 25, 2018
Shisha grin grin Incense.
haywire07:
One babe has been taking me to catholic for the past two Sundays , I can tell that the shisha those altar boys are blowing is great. Smoke everywhere.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by docjuli(m): 9:16am On Nov 25, 2018
Happy Celebration
Solemnity of Christ the King

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by OneKinGuy(m): 9:17am On Nov 25, 2018
TheGreenLand:

Translation please!
it means 'praise be to Jesus'

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by docjuli(m): 9:17am On Nov 25, 2018
AK481:
Otito diri jesu!!!

Na ndu ebebe.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by tachacute(f): 9:17am On Nov 25, 2018
Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by DoyenExchange: 9:19am On Nov 25, 2018
Glory be to God!

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by sparkle6(m): 9:19am On Nov 25, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


I stand to be corrected with facts.
This feast has no biblical origin.

It is a celebration with pagan origins as do most other doctrines of the Catholic Church.
It takes enlightenment to understand that Catholicism is not Christianity.
You havent presented any facts yourself. Just made a vague statement with no back up theory.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by Hoodbilonia: 9:20am On Nov 25, 2018
coven
catholics are trapped
place wey dem dey close everywhere
they hide
they condition them
no bible
nothing
just a piece of useless worthless paper of todays sermon madly modified by catholics and contrasting to ref in bible verses.
they worship idols
furnicate and even drink beer within church premises. smoke ..and do all evil in the name of harvest and baazar.. abegi
fake ass idol worshipers
stepped my foot off catholic decades ago

catholic is evil
stay away from them
no diff btwn catholic and grail message,eckankar and the rest of them all.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by massinola(m): 9:20am On Nov 25, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


I stand to be corrected with facts.
This feast has no biblical origin.

It is a celebration with pagan origins as do most other doctrines of the Catholic Church.
It takes enlightenment to understand that Catholicism is not Christianity.
Xx

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by SoNature(m): 9:25am On Nov 25, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


I stand to be corrected with facts.
This feast has no biblical origin.

It is a celebration with pagan origins as do most other doctrines of the Catholic Church.
It takes enlightenment to understand that Catholicism is not Christianity.

Keep quiet!

It's called the Dogma of the Church

The Catholic Church had existed before your great grand parents thought of conceiving you

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by subzero2(m): 9:26am On Nov 25, 2018
sparkle6:

You havent presented any facts yourself. Just made a vague statement with no back up theory.

Bro, no need quoting or answering that guy because he will just make statements without facts and does not react to you, even when you provide prove for him.

So what i do is just to read his comments; both the humorous, the once with little sense, and the useless once.

Though he is intelligent but he seem to apply his intelligence wrongly most times.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by Nobody: 9:26am On Nov 25, 2018
TheGreenLand:

Translation please!
Praise to Jesus

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by ezenna191(m): 9:27am On Nov 25, 2018
The origin of the Christian Church is the Catholic Church. Original remains original no matter how we twist words in the name of understanding the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Re: Catholic Church In Nigeria Celebrates Feast Of Christ The King Today by ezenna191(m): 9:29am On Nov 25, 2018
NuhRegular:

Praise to Jesus
Not quite. It's praise be to Jesus

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