"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Saturday, September 29, 2012

~ Ordinary Time ~

Ordinary Time is a season.  It is the liturgical period outside of the distinctive liturgical seasons, and runs 33 or 34 weeks. 
Ordinary Time, in Latin, is called Tempus Per Annum ~ "time throughout the year".
Ordinary Time falls between Christmas and Lent, and between Easter and Advent.
The Liturgical Color of Ordinary Time is GREEN.

Ordinary Time of the Year is the Monday following the Baptism of the Lord, until the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
And then, Monday following Pentecost until the evening before Advent. 

We read various Scriptural Readings, or refer to various Scriptures, during Ordinary Time.  It celebrates and symbolizes the Holy Trinity.

Did I mention GREEN is the color used...?  Green is the color of hope and growth.

Ordinary Time encompasses that part of the Christian year that does not fall within the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter.
The Catholic Church celebrates two periods of the year as Ordinary TimeAs you delve more deeply into the spiritual meaning of Ordinary Time, you will find just how rich this Time actually is...