Christ the King

King of Kings, c.1600
Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

The feast of Christ the King is celebrated the last Sunday of the liturgical year by Anglicans, Catholics, and many mainline Protestant denominations. It seems like every denomination has some aspect of the faith that they express better than the others, and to my mind, you can’t beat the Anglicans and Episcopalians for understanding the idea of kingship in Christianity. A sense of majesty and sovereignty permeate the language, music, and architecture. With a little imagination, even we democratically-minded Americans can worship the King without wishing for our independence.

Here for Christ the King Sunday is St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.  Presented by BBC Songs of Praise.


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