Christus Rex and Christus Vincit . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 13 August 2017

Dear Ones,

I was watching a series about an English minister the other day, and I noticed an unusual crucifix, with an image of Christ offering a blessing rather than looking as if he were suffering. The image, I found, is well known; it’s called Christus Rex … Christ the King … and looks like this:

Link: Christ the King … https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/381749886283_/Dominus-Jesus-Christus-Rex-Risen-Christ-Wall-Crucifix.jpg ..

Right after that, I found a beautiful Latin chant …

Link: “Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat (canto religioso)” … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMsK8ZT_f2k ..

The words mean Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ commands! I found when I sing this beautiful prayer with awareness above my head, many people sing along with me, on the astral plane.

Two days ago, in the morning, I was outside singing the prayer out loud, and another person joined in on the astral plane. Then hundreds of people joined him in singing … it was absolutely amazing!

Later in the day, I was at El Capitan Beach on the blue Pacific, just above Goleta, and checking out the campgrounds there (which were completely full). As I walked on the cliff above the beautiful, pristine beach, I was singing that song. To my complete surprise, I heard a resonant operatic voice, someone jubilantly singing along with me on the astral plane. It sounded like Pavarotti, honestly! Maybe it was Pavarotti, for all I know!

Then yesterday afternoon I was in a spacious, well appointed, and very popular Catholic church, between services, singing the same song on the astral plane. A gentleman joined me in the song, only he was accustomed to singing it with a different melody, so I was happy to learn this new way of singing it.

As the tune is public domain (1), I have sung it in this video …

I have found (through an astral survey) that some Christians prefer an English version, so I have these freely translated lyrics to offer with the same tune …

Christ shall conquer,
Christ shall King be,
Christ shall rule through eternity!

I find there is also a personal devotion that may be prayed using the rosary and, in part, the prayer “Christus Vincit” … see the Salva Regina 2005 group’s webpage: http://salveregina2005.org/presentation_englais.htm ..

See also: Link: “Laudes Regiae,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laudes_Regi%C3%A6 ..

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FOOTNOTE

(1) See Link: “Small Church Music” … http://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Tune_List-New.php for this and other public domain church music.

 

Alice B. Clagett


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Except where otherwise noted, “2U3D: Blessings, Stories and Poems” by Alice B. Clagett … https://2u3d.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..


 

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