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:

Christ the King: ..

Right after that, I found a beautiful Latin chant:

“Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat (canto religioso),” ..

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’ve sung it in this video:

I’ve 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:

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also: Link: “Laudes Regiae,” in Wikipedia, ..


(1) See “Small Church Music,” for this and other public domain church music ..

Alice B. Clagett

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