Christ the King

21st November 2021
Christ the King

Year B

 

Collect

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.

 

Daniel 7.9-10,13-14

                        Daniel said: “As I looked,

     thrones were set in place,
         and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
     His clothing was as white as snow;
         the hair of his head was white like wool.
     His throne was flaming with fire,
         and its wheels were all ablaze.
     A river of fire was flowing,
         coming out from before him.
     Thousands upon thousands attended him;
         ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
     The court was seated,
         and the books were opened.

“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”

 

Revelation 1.4b-8

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

     Look, he is coming with the clouds,
         and every eye will see him,
     even those who pierced him;
         and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him.
              So shall it be! Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

 

John 18.33-37

Pilate went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

“Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”

“Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “It was your people and your chief priests who handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”

Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.

Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

 

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.

 

Copyright acknowledgement (where not already indicated above):

Daniel 7.9-10,13-14 ©  1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Pub. Hodder & Stoughton
John 18.33-37 ©  1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Pub. Hodder & Stoughton
Revelation 1.4b-8 ©  1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Pub. Hodder & Stoughton
Collect (Christ the King) ©  The Archbishops' Council 2000
Post Communion (Christ the King) ©  The Crown/Cambridge University Press: The Book of Common Prayer (1662)