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Vol: 46, No.60 CHRIST THE KING ( C) November 24 2019  
 
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and power for ever and ever. (Rev5:12; 1:6)
PENITENTIAL RITE
Today is the last Sunday of the Liturgical year. We are celebrating the feast of Christ the King. Ironically we find Jesus on the cross, crucified between two criminals. He is mocked by the rulers and the soldiers telling him if he were the King of the Jews to save himself. One of the criminals is also speaking in the same line as the soldiers to ‘save yourself and us!’ All these people think that Jesus has no power to save; but they are completely mistaken. From the cross Jesus does what he knows best to do: it is to save. Jesus is Saviour and he has been saving all throughout his ministry. He does that also while hanging from the cross. He does that to the second criminal who asked him to remember him when he comes in his kingly power. Jesus saved him and offered him a place in Paradise. On this feast of Christ our King, let us ask him to remember us too, in our times of difficulties and save us (Pause)
I confess to almighty God/....
Glory to God in the highest...
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 Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
FIRST READING
(The representatives of all the tribes request David to be their king. David heeds to their request and makes a covenant with them).

A reading from the Second Book of Samuel (5:1-3)

All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh. In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you that led out and brought in Israel; and the Lord said to you, ‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel’.” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord and they anointed David king over Israel.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (122)
Response: I rejoiced when I heard them say: “Let us go to God’s house.”
I rejoiced when I heard them say: “Let us go to God’s house.” And now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. R/
Jerusalem is built as a city strongly compact. It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord. R/
For Israel’s law it is, there to praise the Lord’s name. There were set the thrones of judgement of the house of David. R/
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