THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
A REMINDER TO TURN AWAY FROM SECULARISM
The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man's thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist. The feast is intended to proclaim in a striking and effective manner Christ's royalty over individuals, families, society, governments, and nations.
Traditionally there would be a procession for Christ the King on this feast day. The Blessed Sacrament would be carried and the procession would end with a prayer of consecration to Christ the King and Benediction.
Read Pope Pius XI's encyclical Quas primas (On the Feast of Christ the King) which shows that secularism is the direct denial of Christ's Kingship.
A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who piously recite the Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King. A plenary indulgence is granted, if it is recited publicly on the feast of our Lord Jesus Christ King.
Christ the King is the End of the Liturgical Year - 25th November 2012