THE CHRISTIAN YEAR – CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY

November 22 is Christ the King Sunday, the final Sunday of the Season After Pentecost, and of the Christian Year.  A new Christian Year begins next weekend, with the First Sunday of Advent.

Christ the King Sunday celebrates Jesus’ kingship over the world and over the church, as well as in the lives of individual Christians.  It is an occasion to reflect on what Jesus meant when he said “My kingdom is not from this world” (John 18.36), and what this means for us, who recognize his kingship.

The symbolic color for Christ the King Sunday is white, symbolizing joy and celebration.