George that is a beautiful icon I have never seen it before.
Not to be judgmental, but where have you been spending your evenings in Great and Holy Week?
I can be as nit picky as any on the Latin practices, but the Christ the King I fail to see a problem.
How do we EO's (Constantinoplean rite) start ALL are prayers?
Come, let us worship God Our King!
Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ, Our King and Our God!
Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, Our King and Our God!
I asked the WRO priest. Yes, they celebrate Christ the King. It wasn't on the original calendar, as it wasn't on the Benedictine in 1870 when the Russian Synod approved the WRO: at time only a theory, no one was asking, but the Russians were already getting people converting to Eastern Rite. The Russians, I was told, are attached to St. Benedict, and indeed I've seen his icons in places where no one would approve WRO. Father added that the feast was added when the patriarchate of Antioch took the acts of the Holy Synod and put the theory into practice.