Christ the King

Christ the King is one of my favorite Sundays in the liturgical year.  Maybe it is because of the imagery it paints, I have always been a person who comes alive when I either see or imagine a powerful image.  Maybe it is because I also love the book of Revelation where much of our imagery and language about Christ the King comes from.

Ascended Glorified Douglas Strachan window Kilbrandon Church

This spectacular stained glass by Douglas Strachan situated in the Kilbrandon Church in Argyll left me speechless when I first saw it.  Adam and Eve kneel at the foot of the image among the other symbols of the old creation brought about in the Biblical six days which is coming to an end as doves dive out from the throne and angels with the crown of glory and crown of thorns attend, which one shall be worn?  For now we live in a time of not quite, but one day that crown of glory will be worn and the whole earth will know the peace of God which passes all understanding.

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