Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe (November 23, 2014): Teilhard de Chardin’s Universal Christic Vision

Teilhard de Chardin

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This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe and the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here.

I wrote last year about some of the background of this great feast, which was first instituted in 1925 but given greater prominence and a more cosmic dimension after the Second Vatican Council. As I stated last year:

The change in name to “Christ the King of the Universe”, the change in date to the last Sunday of the year and the elevation of rank from Feast to Solemnity all reflect the influence that Teilhard de Chardin’s ideas have had within the Church of the nature of Christ. Christ is not only the Greek Logos set forth in the first chapter of the Gospel of St. John or the incarnation of the form of Jesus of Nazareth. Christ also continues to be the prime…

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