The Liturgy of the Kingdom
What is it?
In the Church of John, raised directly by Heaven with a view to preparing the coming of the Kingdom of God on Earth, it was deemed necessary to gradually adapt the liturgy of the Church of Peter to the new faith and thus respond to the specific needs of the Lady’s Work in our time of transition.
It was on Sunday, May 31, 2015, during the important feast of the Quinternity (which happened to also be, on that day, the feast day of the Lady of All Peoples) that the first elements of that reform were introduced, both in the liturgy of the word and in the Eucharistic liturgy.
With regard to the liturgy of the word, we must mention three important changes on Sundays and feast days.
- The replacement of the epistle and/or the reading from the Old Testament by a text presented as being drawn from the “Spiritual Heritage of Humanity”. The vocation of this latter is to become a vast collection of spiritual texts originating from all sources, not only from the two Testaments but also from other sources or even from writings of authors belonging to other religions. (N.B.: It must be noted that, for the time being, it is a matter of “validating” only selected texts and not everything these same authors have written or the religions to which they belong.)
- The introduction of a reading taken from Marie-Paule’s works, put in after the Gospel reading. (It is read by a Mother of the Family of the Sons and Daughters of Mary or by a Sister Daughter of Mary.)
- The bringing together of the three readings (“Heritage”, Gospel, the Lady’s works) under a single theme which also serves as the “title” of the Mass. This theme can be the title of the day’s religious feast, or the indication of an element in Christian living or an aspect of the Mystery of the Lady and of the Co-Redemption which ought to be brought to the fore.
It should be noted that, in the Church of John, the religious feast days to which a set date has been assigned (the Epiphany on January 6, the Assumption on August 15, etc.) are not carried over to the following Sunday, but maintained on their actual date. However, for the benefit of the faithful who may not be able to attend Mass during the week, the theme for the Sunday that follows is then a recall of the significance of the feast day which was just celebrated, (or is an “extension” of its significance).