We will be exploring the Seasons of the Christian Calendar on this webpage
Ordinary Time (a.k.a. Season of Pentecost): June 7 - November 22, 2020
Dates:Trinity Sunday through to Reign of Christ Sunday - the longest season of the church year.
Feast Days* and Special Days
*Trinity Sunday - the Sunday after Pentecost
Season of Creation - the Sundays after Labour Day to Thanksgiving
World Communion Sunday - the first Sunday of October
Thanksgiving Sunday - the Sunday before the second Monday of October
*Reformation Day - October 31: the day in 1517 when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses.
*All Saints' Day - November 1: for Protestants, a general commemoration of those who have died. In the Celtic tradition, November 1 is Samhain, marking the end of harvest and the beginning of winter.
Remembrance Sunday - Sunday before Remembrance Day (November 11), honouring those in the armed forces who fought and dies for their countries in times of war.
*Reign of Christ - the last Sunday before Advent.
Meaning of Name
"Ordinary" comes from the Latin ordo, meaning "order". Ordinary Time is the commonplace, the regular, the everyday time. In between feasts and grand celebrations is the regular time of our lives, the time when faith lives and grows and sustains.
Liturgical Colour: Green
Green is a cool colour, evoking nature, growth, vitality, freshness, harmony, endurance and fertility. It is associated with healing and rest. It is the depth and stability of blue combined with the warmth and joy of yellow.