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Also known as the Feast of Christ the King, this holiday was founded by Pope Pius XI in 1925 in an effort to remind practitioners of the importance of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This happened several years after the end of World War I, Europe was undergoing countless changes and dictatorships were on the rise. Many practitioners were discouraged from practicing their faith, as the authoritative leaders at the time were promoting secularism.
This holiday was originally celebrated on the last Sunday of October until it was changed to the last Sunday of the liturgical year in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is now celebrated on the last Sunday of November.
Although this holiday was conceived and widely celebrated among Roman Catholics, denominations within other Protestant groups, including Methodist and Lutheran churches, also celebrate the festival.
The Universal Church is not denominational, so they do not necessarily celebrate this holiday because they just follow what is written in the Bible. In the next verse, he expresses the importance of following God’s word and being mindful of our actions.
“Keep this book of the law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night so that you are careful to do everything that is written on it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. ”Joshua 1: 8
The mission statement is to render service to the less fortunate, depressed, and sick and are willing to seek the Lord’s guidance according to God’s Word. We should not forget the Lord’s teachings of acceptance and always be grateful for what the Lord has done for us. Although the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ continues with the same purpose, the Universal Church firmly believes that people should not just celebrate it for one day. It must be celebrated every day of our lives; By our way of life, we recognize the value the Lord Jesus has in a person’s life.