Christ the King
Sunday 21st November
The Sunday before Advent is a celebration of the Feast of Christ the King. Not for Him the panoply and trappings of power. It is the agony of his death on a cross that reveals the extent of his majesty.
This Sunday is also known as Stir up Sunday – named after ones of the special prayers used today (below). Time to start stirring ingredients for Christmas puddings too!
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The Collect for Christ the King
Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Post Communion Prayer
Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord.