Proclaiming Christ the King

“Eighty-six years I have served Him, and He has done me no wrong. How can I blaspheme my King Who has saved me?”

(Martyrdom of St. Polycarp – Answer of the saint when he was told to revile Christ – Second Century)

“Almighty and everlasting God, Who in Thy beloved Son, King of the whole world, has willed to restore all things anew; grant in thy mercy that all the families of nations, rent asunder by the wound of sin, may be made subject to His gentle rule.”

(Roman Missal, Collect for Feast of Christ the King.)

“Christ is never conquered . . . He hath conquered in they behalf, and He has conquered for thee, and He hath conquered in thee.”

(St. Augustine – Fifth Century)