Posts tagged Christ the King

The Feast of Stephen.

This morning, still full of the joy of our celebrations, I was struck by the reading from the saints in the office of readings. As St Fulgentius, this morning points out we move straight from the celebration of Christ’s coming to thinking about Stephen, the first martyr. Many of the early Christian writers identify parallels […]

Advent Adults’ 3: The signs of the Kingdom

Last Thursday we gathered for our third Advent group, looking at the Kingdom of God. We began by reading the Old Testament reading for Sunday (Isaiah 35:1-6,10) focusing on the signs of the Kingdom, including the desert flowering and healing been seen. We then read and discussed the following texts: an extract from Sunday’s Gospel: […]

Advent Adults 2: Encountering the King.

A busy Advent has meant I am a bit behind. So here is a report from our second Adults Advent Group: We spent the whole evening looking at the figure of Jesus Christ. In investigating the Kingdom of God, Christ is at the very heart, for he is the King. We began with a meditation […]

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.

Sunday saw the end of the Liturgical Year, which always ends on a high with the feast of Christ the King. Tonight our adults Advent group meets for the first time and the theme of this, and our family advent group on Fridays, is The Kingdom of God. The Kingship of Christ and concepts of […]

Christ the King.

After last weeks readings full of the signs of the times and pointing forward to the second coming, this Sunday’s readings at Mass had an interesting juxtaposition. The readings from Daniel, Revelation and the Psalm all spoke of Jesus’ majesty and glory. Here his sovereignty is seen clearly. The eternal nature of his kingdom is […]

As the (Liturgical) year draws to a close.

Christ the King brought us to the end of this liturgical year. The First Holy Communion children brought fallen leaves to symbolise the changing seasons. I have always seen Christ the King as the lead in to Advent. However this year, I saw for the first time a different dynamic. In Advent we wait for […]