Christ the King at St. Paul's-Outside-the-Walls

A good idea . . . This time in 2006 I was in Rome at St. Paul's-Outside-the-Walls where an amazing event was going on. For the feast of Christ the King, the priests, choir, Knights of Malta, and parishioners had put together a kind of Lessons and Carols.  The readings were from both Old and New Testament.  The music was a mix of hymns, chant, and polyphony on the theme as Christ as King.  The readings ran the gamit--from Christ as the humilated King crowned with thorns (and music like Palestrina's Jesu Rex Admirabilis) to Christ Risen and Triumphant with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.

Now that there are 51 weeks left to prepare for Christ the King 2011, this might be worth exploring.



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