Our Lord Jesus Christ
King of the Universe
He will take his seat on his throne of glory
Collect: Almighty ever-living God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the universe, grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise. Through our Lord …
1 Cor 15:20-28
Gospel -Mt 25:31-46
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.
‘Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”
‘Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.” ‘And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’
Meditation: The Kingdom of Christ
Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each one’s life by living according to His law and imitating His example. Jesus reigns over the family when it maintains its true character of sanctuary. Jesus Christ reigns over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ, when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces. Christ reigns where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to His Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and the constitution of a society which must be held to be supreme in its own sphere; He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine teachings, and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of all other societies.
c.f. Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, 48
We Venerate the Saints:
Thu 30 … St. Andrew Apostle, feast.
Saint Andrew the Apostle
Andrew was born in Bethsaida of Galilee; he was a fisherman and a disciple of John the Baptist. Andrew recognised Jesus as the Messiah, and introduced Him to his brother Simon (Peter), they left all things to follow Jesus and were eventually chosen to be part of the Twelve. Andrew is fourth in the lists of Apostles in the New Testament. According to John, at the feeding of the five thousand, it was Andrew who said: “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fishes: but what are these among so many?” And when some Greeks asked Philip to see Jesus, he referred the matter to Andrew’s authority. After the Ascension, Andrew seems to have preached in the Scythian deserts and Asia Minor and it is agreed that he was crucified in Achaia, Grece, to an “X” shaped cross by order of the Roman Governor, during the reign of Nero, on 30 November, A.D. 60. His relics have been in the cathedral of Amalfi in Italy since the thirteenth century. St. Andrew Apostle, pray for us.
Readings next Sunday (Begin liturgical year B / use of CTS Missals)
- Isa 63:16-17, 64:1,3-8
- Ps 79:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
- 1 Cor 1:3-9
- Mk 13:33-37
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SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
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