His kingdom will have no end

Posted by Jeffrey Pinyan at 9:56 AM

This is new content in the second edition of Praying the Mass: The Prayers of the People, Chapter 7, "Profession of Faith".


The Nicene Creed describes the second coming of Christ as glorious, as the Lord himself says:  the glory in which the Son returns is both “the glory of his Father” (Matt. 16:27) and “his glory.” (Matt. 25:31)  The Creed also mentions the everlasting kingdom of Jesus as described in Daniel 7:14 and Luke 1:33.  The reign of God has no end.  We celebrate this reign in a special way on the Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe.
St. John explains how we are members of this kingdom:  Jesus “has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father.” (Rev. 1:6; cf. Rev. 5:10)  The victory of Jesus, by His crucifixion and resurrection, over Satan shows that “[n]ow the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come.” (Rev. 12:10)