The Christian Year

Nov. 26 is Christ-the-King Sunday, the final Sunday of the Season after Pentecost, and the final Sunday of the Christian Year.  A new Christian Year begins next week, with the First Sunday of Advent.

Christ-the-King Sunday affirms and celebrates Jesus’ kingship over the world and over the church, as well as over the lives of individual Christians.  It looks back to Jesus’ ascension, recognizing that he currently reigns in heaven, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit.  Also, it looks ahead to his coming in glory, anticipating the time when he will assert his royal authority over all creation.  Christ-the-King Sunday reminds us that Jesus is not just a person of the past, but also of the present and the future.

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