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Feast Of Christ Celebrated

The Feast of Jesus Christ has a specific date and year which is marked in the Liturgical Calendar. Members of the Traditional Catholics of Saint Michael Chapel at Laucala Beach,
27 Oct 2014 10:11
Feast Of Christ Celebrated
Father Christopher Polley (right), performs the Holy Communion at the Saint Michael Chapel at Laucala Beach yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

The Feast of Jesus Christ has a specific date and year which is marked in the Liturgical Calendar.

Members of the Traditional Catholics of Saint Michael Chapel at Laucala Beach, Suva, marked the day yesterday during a Mass.

The Mass establishes the titles for Christ’s royalty over men, that Christ is God, the Creator of the universe.                                                                                                                                        Traditionalist Catholics come under the Society of St. Pius X founded by Swiss Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. They follow traditional Roman Catholic ways rather than the reforms approved by the Second Vatican Council (1962–65).

Church member Kelepi Lesi said the feast is usually celebrated once every year and that is on the last Sunday of October.

“We have been here for the last 25 years and we are the only traditional Catholic Church in Fiji. The church is independent and we believe in the love of Christ.

“This day is special since we intend to remember our Lord,”Mr Lesi said.

He said there were about 25 families in the church and ladies attending the church wore veils as this was a sign of respect.

“It qualifies as a true immemorial custom because the exact date upon which it became binding upon women in the Church is beyond the memory of anyone,” he said.

The Feast of Christ the King is celebrated throughout the Christian world, including the Russian Orthodox Church. The Coptic churches and other traditional churches the world over pay special homage to the Feast of Christ.

Feedback:  litia.cava@fijisun.com.fj

 



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