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Posted on Jun 13, 2016 |

ICF Spotlight: Ordinary Time

ICF Spotlight: Ordinary Time

Christ reigns on every day of the liturgical calendar. Photo courtesy the Institute for Christian Formation, Inc.

Christ reigns on every day of the liturgical calendar. Photo courtesy the Institute for Christian Formation, Inc.

What is “Ordinary Time,” and is it really ordinary? From the Institute for Christian Formation:

 

The Easter Season ended on Pentecost Sunday. Last month we once again entered into Ordinary Time – the time between the seasons of the Church Year. When we refer to something as being ordinary, we usually mean there is nothing special about it. It is routine. However, that is not the reason the time outside of the special seasons of the Church Year is called Ordinary Time. Here, the word “ordinary” refers to “ordinal” – a way of counting or ranking something. We are counting the Sundays and the weeks between the seasons of the Church Year.

 

Download our ICF “Ordinary Time” bulletin and learn more! http://www.instituteforchristianformation.org/STS_Ordinal_Time_Web.pdf

 

The Cincinnati-based Institute for Christian Formation, Inc. (ICF) helps Catholics celebrate and hand on the faith through “full-immersion Catholicism” — by connecting them with the liturgical calendar, Scripture, and sacraments. The ICF’s daily social media posts, printable materials, and website help families, parishes, schools, small groups, and individuals live their faith the way Catholics have always lived it: through the Church’s authentic feasts, gestures and devotions, rituals, and prayers. The non-profit ICF focuses on assisting the faithful in fully immersing themselves in the feasts and seasons of the Church Year, as well as daily prayer and rituals.

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