Christ the King Day 2023- A Day of celebration of the Kingship of Lord Jesus Christ

Christ the King Day is a religious observance celebrated every year on the last Sunday of the Catholic liturgical year. In 2023, the day will fall on November 26. It is celebrated to remind the world that is now being dominated by anti-religious ideologies of the true kingship of Christ. Pope Pius XI of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church established the celebration of this day recently in 1925. For more details related to Christ the King Day 2023 such as its significance, history, celebration, etc., check out this article.

Christ the King Day 2023 Overview

EventChrist the King Day 2023
Other namesSolemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Feast of Christ the King, Christ the King Sunday, Reign of Christ Sunday
DateNovember 26, 2023
DaySunday
Observed byWorldwide
Purpose of celebrationTo remind the world that is now being dominated by anti-religious ideologies of the true kingship of Christ.
FrequencyAnnual

Christ the King Day Upcoming Events

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for Christ the King Day for the next 5 years.

EventDateDay
Christ the King Day 2023November 26, 2023Sunday
Christ the King Day 2024November 24, 2024Sunday
Christ the King Day 2025November 23, 2025Sunday
Christ the King Day 2026November 22, 2026Sunday
Christ the King Day 2027November 21, 2027Sunday

Date of Christ the King Day

Christ the King Day is a movable feast that is observed every year on the last Sunday of Ordinary Time. It also marks the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The day of celebration falls every year in November and the date can vary from 20 November to 26 November in the Gregorian calendar.

Christ the King Day Significance

In the modern world, driven by a focus on war, power, and modern lifestyle, people are forgetting about Christ and are getting away from their faith. It is therefore important to remind people that Jesus is the true king of humankind and when the end of time comes, the kingdom of Jesus will be established in all its fullness to the ends of the earth. To draw the attention of people towards Jesus Christ and his kingship that will come at the end of time, Christ the King Day is observed every year on the last Sunday of Ordinary Time.

History of Christ the King Day

In 1925, Pope Pius XI established the Feast of Christ the King in his encyclical Quas Primas in response to growing secularism and in the context of the unresolved Roman Question.  The title of the feast was chosen as Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Regis (Our Lord Jesus Christ the King), and “the last Sunday of the month of October was chosen as the day of celebration. The Sunday was chosen as the celebratory day as it precedes the Feast of All Saints. In 1969, the title of the feast was changed to the Feast to Domini Nostri Iesu Christi universorum Regis (Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe) by Pope Paul VI. The day of celebration was also changed to the final Sunday of the liturgical year.

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Christ the King Day Celebration 2023

Christ the King Day is a religious holiday celebrated by people of Christian denominations all over the world. General celebrations include people going to church to pray to Lord Jesus. Special processions, masses, and readings are organized by priests in the churches to celebrate this day. To celebrate the special occasion, churches are decorated with white vestments and hangings, and people are encouraged to acknowledge the Kingship of Jesus with their whole hearts.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will we observe the next Christ the King Day?

The nextChrist the King Day will be observed on November 26, 2023.

Is Christ the King Day the last day of the liturgical year?

The Christ the King Day is the final Sunday of the liturgical year.

What is the liturgical color of Christ the King Day?

White is the liturgical color of Christ the King Day celebration.

Do we observe any holiday on the occasion of Christ the King Day?

No there is no public holiday observed anywhere on Christ the King Day.

Is Christ the King Day observed only by the Catholic Church?

No, Anglican Communion, Methodist Churches, Moravian Church, Church of the Nazarene, and other Christian denominations also observe Christ the King Day.

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