In the Revised Common Lectionary, Ordinary Time is the season of time not allocated to the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter, nor to the festivals of Epiphany or Pentecost.

The term comes not from the English word "ordinary" but rather from the term "ordinal" meaning numbered, and came into usage following the Second Vatican Council.

Ordinary Time is in two periods, one following Epiphany, the other following Pentecost. It includes and concludes with the festival of Christ the King. During this time, certain other festivals that fall on particular dates, rather than necessarily on a Sunday, may pre-empt the lectionary readings whenever they do fall on a Sunday. Whether this occurs, and exactly which festivals do pre-empt the lectionary, varies from tradition to tradition.

External links

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.