The ch. speaks of a 3-fold coming of Christ: (1) His the lowly coming in the flesh (Zch 9:9; Mt 21:5; see also Incarnation); (2) His spiritual coming into the hearts of the pious and His constant presence in the ch. (Jn 14:18, 23; see Mystical Union); (3) His return to judgment (Mt 24:30; see also Last Things), properly called final coming or second visible comingnot simply second coming.
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