Archive | November 2016

Christus Vincit: Music for Christ the King

Christ the King was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as a reminder to the faithful that despite the political upheavals present in that time:

  • the dissolution of the Papal States,
  • the Italian Unification resulting in large amounts of church property being confiscated,
  • the rise of Communism, Fascism and Nazism throughout Europe
  • the recent conclusion of World War I
  • the materialism that was evident in the United States before the Great Depression in 1929

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