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Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

November 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Liturgy of the Hours, Meditations, Solemnity

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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe* Thy Kingdom Come! The kingdom of God, in the words of our Lord and Savior, does not come for all to see; nor shall they say: Behold, here it is, or behold, there it is, but the kingdom of God is within us (cf Luke 17:20-21), for the word of God is very near, in our mouth and in our heart (cf Deuteronomy 30:14). Thus it is clear that he... Read More

233. The King’s Pardon (Luke 23:33-43)

November 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

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“O wonderful cross, upon whose branches hung the treasure and redemption of captive men, through you the world is redeemed by the blood of the Lord.” – Liturgy of the Hours Luke 23:33-43: When they reached the place called The Skull, they crucified him there and the two criminals also, one on the right, the other on the left. Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; they do not know what they... Read More

Jesus the Universal King

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Jesus, the Universal King Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Presence of God – O Lord, Your greatness is unfathomable; enable me to adore and love You in a manner worthy of Your infinite Majesty. MEDITATION Since Jesus is all things to us, it is fitting that we honor Him as our King. He Himself proclaimed …“I am a king” (John 18:37). “All power is given to Me... Read More

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King of the Universe

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Solemnity of Jesus Christ the King  Presence of God— O Jesus, Prince of Ages, King of Nations, be the sole Ruler of my mind and heart. MEDITATION The liturgy today is truly a triumphant hymn celebrating the Kingship of Christ. From the First Vespers of the Feast, the figure of Jesus is majestically portrayed, seated on a royal throne and dominating the entire world; “His Kingdom is an everlasting... Read More

Crumbs for a Banquet Feast

November 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Feast Days, Seasonal Meditations

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Crumbs for a Banquet Feast Only one who has never been at the great banquet feast of Christ will insist that the crumbs under the world’s table are a perfectly acceptable alternative. Your place is reserved for you… this is why He called you into being… don’t settle for crumbs. The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that you might have life, and that more abundantly.... Read More

Christ the King: The Feast of Our Age

November 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Seasonal Meditations, Solemnity

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I posted this over at the National Catholic Register – thought you would appreciate it… Each year the ornaments, greenery, and tinsel make an earlier appearance. One laments the distortion of autumn and Thanksgiving under the ever-growing Christmas hegemony. Still, another commonly overshadowed event will come and pass this Sunday, the feast of The Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In... Read More

Litany of Christ the King

November 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Litanies, Litany, Prayers

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Litany of Christ the King   Lord, have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us,Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.God, our Heavenly Father, Who has made firm for all ages your Son’s Throne,Have mercy on us.God the Son, Jesus, our Victim-High Priest, True Prophet, and Sovereign King,Have mercy on us.God the Holy Spirit, poured out upon us with abundant... Read More

Christ the Divine King

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Christ the Divine King Oh, divine King, most amiable Jesus, my Redeemer, my Savior, my Spouse, my Master, and model, I renew today the total consecration of my being to You, begging You to take absolute dominion over me. Be my Sovereign, my Ruler, my Guide. Direct and govern me entirely, so that everything may turn to Your greater glory. Be King of my memory, of my intellect, of my will, of my emotions;... Read More

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