Christ the King Sunday

Jesus Rises to Heaven and Becomes Christ and King

When Jesus rose to heaven on Ascension Day, he became the living Christ, the first person to rise from the dead to be with God the Father in heaven.

On the last Sunday of the Church Year, we celebrate the completion of Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension, by acknowledging him as Lord or King of heaven and earth.

The symbols of this day of completion are the cross of crucifixion and the crown of triumph.

Copy the title on white card stock. Make the cross from silver or bronze paper or film, and make the crown of gold. Decorate the crown with rhinestones.

It was the custom in classical times for the king or emperor to wear the crowns of all his conquered territories at one time, stacking them on top of one another. The cross topped with many crowns might make a better bulletin board than a binder insert, but either way it would be quite dramatic - how many kingdoms does Christ rule?


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