Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us
worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in
light: Who hath delivered us from the power of
darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom
of the Son of his love, In whom we have redemption
through his blood, the remission of sins; Who is
the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of
For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations,
or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and in him.
And he is before all, and by him all things consist.
And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy:
Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father, that all fullness
should dwell; And through him to reconcile all things unto himself,
making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things
that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven.
[The firstborn: That is, first begotten; as the Evangelist declares,
the only begotten of his Father: hence, St. Chrysostom explains
firstborn, not first created, as he was not created at all, but
born of his Father before all ages; that is, coeval with the Father
and with the Holy Ghost.] Source: The Douay-Rheims Bible
Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King (Iesu dulcissime, Redemptor)
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before
you. We are yours, and yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with you,
behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to your Most Sacred Heart.
Many indeed have never known you; many, too, despising your precepts, have rejected you.
Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to your Sacred Heart. Be King,
O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken you, but also of the prodigal
children who have abandoned you; grant that they may quickly return to their Fatherís
house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be King of those who are deceived by
erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of
truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Grant, O Lord, to your Church, assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give
tranquility of order to all nations; make the earth resound from pole to pole with
one cry: Praise to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and
honor for ever. Amen
A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who piously
recite the Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ
King. A plenary indulgence is granted, if it is recited publicly
on the feast of our Lord Jesus Christ King. Enchiridion of Indulgences, June 29, 1968
Last Judgment, triptych altarpiece, by Hans Memling; 1467-1471; Muzeum Narodowe, Gdansk, Poland
The center panel is depicted in two parts. Christ sits in Judgment of the world upon a rainbow,
the sign of the covenant with Noah after the Great Flood, flanked by the Blessed Virgin Mary
and John the Baptist, together with the Twelve Apostles. The angels hovering above hold the
the instruments of the Passion. The lily is the symbol of innocence; the red sword the
symbol of guilt and final impenitence. Between heaven and earth angels announce the day of
the Last Judgment. At the bottom there is a vast meadow bordered by a glowing horizon with
Saint Michael the Archangel who weighs the souls and separates humanity according to the
sentence of the Just Judge. To the right of Saint Michael, devils push a crowd of sinners down
to Hell, as depicted in the right panel. The opposite, left panel depictes the saved being
welcomed into heaven by Saint Peter who stands at the foot of crystal stairs leading to the
gates of Paradise, flanked by angels.
Salvator Mundi by Titian; 1570; Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
Salvator Mundi, or Saviour of the World, is a subject in iconography depicting Christ with
his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holding an orb surmounted by a cross,
known as a globus cruciger. The latter symbolizes the Earth, and the whole composition has
eschatological undertones (pertaining to the destiny of humankind, concerning death,
judgment, heaven and hell, as revealed in the Bible.)
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
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