ordinary time

In the Episcopal and Lutheran traditions, the time between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday is called the season after Epiphany. The time from Pentecost until Advent is called the season after Pentecost.

Parament-Green-1The Catholics do it differently. Both of those seasons are called Ordinary Time. I like that. I like it because it distinguishes between those times and the sacred, numinous, if you will, seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

From one perspective, all time is sacred. From another there is something special, set apart (which is the root of the word “sacred”) about those four seasons of the liturgical calendar.

It’s a perspective that works well for me.



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