Feast of Christ the King


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Christ the King, Feast of

November, Sunday before Advent begins
In 1925, Pope Pius XI established the last Sunday in October as the Feast of Christ the King. He did so in order to remind people of Christ's everlasting authority over the people of the earth, thereby signaling the church's resistance to the rising tide of secular values and ideas in politics as well as in social matters. This Roman Catholic feast day was adopted by the Episcopal Church as well as other churches of the Anglican Communion. In 1970 the Roman Catholic Church moved the feast to the last Sunday before Advent begins, as did the Episcopal Church and some other churches in the Anglican Communion.
SOURCES:
ChristYr-1991, p. 86
DaysCustFaith-1957, p. 276
OxYear-1999, p. 636
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