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
|Event||Christ the King Day 2023|
|Other names||Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Feast of Christ the King, Christ the King Sunday, Reign of Christ Sunday|
|Date||November 26, 2023|
|Purpose of celebration||To remind the world that is now being dominated by anti-religious ideologies of the true kingship of Christ.|
Christ the King Day Upcoming Events
Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for Christ the King Day for the next 5 years.
|Christ the King Day 2023||November 26, 2023||Sunday|
|Christ the King Day 2024||November 24, 2024||Sunday|
|Christ the King Day 2025||November 23, 2025||Sunday|
|Christ the King Day 2026||November 22, 2026||Sunday|
|Christ the King Day 2027||November 21, 2027||Sunday|
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
The nextChrist the King Day will be observed on November 26, 2023.
The Christ the King Day is the final Sunday of the liturgical year.
White is the liturgical color of Christ the King Day celebration.
No there is no public holiday observed anywhere on Christ the King Day.
No, Anglican Communion, Methodist Churches, Moravian Church, Church of the Nazarene, and other Christian denominations also observe Christ the King Day.