Vol: 45, No.60 CHRIST, THE UNIVERSAL KING ( B) November 25 2018  
 
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom, strength and honour. To him belong glory and power for ever and ever. (Rev 5:12; 1:6)
PENITENTIAL RITE
Today we celebrate the feast of Christ, the King of the Universe. But how can we call Christ as our King when he was not anointed as King while he lived on earth. Jesus showed interest not in becoming a King, a politician or a priest but a servant who did not hesitiate to wash the feet of his disciples. By right Jesus is King because he is the Son of a Father who is the ultimate King. Jesus abdicated everything, every privilege, every luxuary but in the process gained everything. It is our privilege to have him as our King. When Pilate did not change the caption he wrote to be placed on the cross, he gave the tacit approval that Jesus was indeed King. Our material needs may be looked after by our leaders, but for our spiritual needs we need to approach our Spiritual King. How do we honour our King? (Pause)

I Confess to almighty God...
Glory to God...

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 the Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you...
FIRST READING
(The mysterious figure of the “son of man” whom Daniel saw in his dreams was entrusted with dominion, glory and kingdom).
A reading from the Book of Daniel (7:13-14)
I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (93)
Response: The Lord is King, with majesty enrobed.
The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed; the Lord has robed himself with might, he has girded himself with power. R./
The world you made firm, not to be moved; your throne has stood firm from of old. From all eternity, O Lord, you are. R./
Truly your decrees are to be trusted. Holiness is fitting to your house, O Lord, until the end of time. R./
SECOND READING
(In this introductory part of the Book of Revelation, John presents Jesus as the faithful witness, the first person to rise
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