“Lex orandi, lex credendi” is not just a rule for liturgy, but the rule of living for acolytes as well: “Lex vivendi, lex agendi.” We should know that being an acolyte is not a job, but an identity. We do not become the “representative of Christ” because of this identity; on the contrary, we can be worthy acolytes only if we are already a “representative of Christ”. Therefore, the way we believe and live should also tend towards God and with Christ as our king, for “Christ is all things, and is in all things” (Mediator Dei). This is why the Altar Servers Society of the Tridentine Liturgy Community is named after “Christ the King”. Through the incarnation and death of Christ, salvation is offered to us. Through this love, we sinners are restored to our dignities and worship God in the most holy place. We become new man through Christ. The old man was conceived in original sin, whereas the new man is born of the virginal womb of the Spouse of Christ—the Church—through the power of the Holy Spirit. Whereas in the Old Testament, the first parents were exiled from the Garden of Eden (with the gate guarded by the cherubim); in the New Covenant, we are able to bypass the cherubim (death) and return to our Heavenly Homeland thanks to Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist. This is the famous motto of St. Pius X: “Instaurare omnio in Christo” (To restore all things in Christ), as well as the motto of our Altar Servers Society. The order of the world will be transformed by the love of Christ. Let us, as followers of Christ, practice truth in charity and restore our life in the love of Christ for the glory of God.
Christ the King, Master of the Universe, have mercy on us!
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us!
St. John Berchmans, pray for us!
St. Pius X, pray for us!
Pak Shing Mario di Dio Chan
Master of Ceremony
SOCIETAS CHRISTI REGIS – Christ the King Altar Servers Society
Tridentine Liturgy Community, Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong