The First Sunday after Trinity or the Second Sunday after Pentecost is the first Sunday in the second period of Ordinary Time in the church year. The first period runs between Epiphanytide and Lent. The second, and much longer, period runs from after Pentecost until Advent. The liturgical colour is green.
Alternatively, Corpus Christi may be celebrated on this Sunday.
Personally, I find it rather odd shifting into this second period of Ordinary Time. The clear seasonal flavouring that has been with us since Ash Wednesday suddenly disappears, and we are left with a bunch of semi-continuous readings. However, if you prepare for it, this non-season can be a time of liberation. Certainly, the Church of England's take on the RCL permits the lectionary to be put aside and replaced with other readings. All sorts of themes and explorations are possible with some or all of this time.
This Sunday is always the ninth Sunday after Easter. This means that it can occur as early as 24 May or as late as 27 June. However, the actual readings for this Sunday are drawn from one of Ordinary Time propers. The relevant ones for this Sunday are:
- 24–28 May — Proper 3
- 29 May – 4 June — Proper 4
- 5–11 June — Proper 5
- 12–18 June — Proper 6
- 19–25 June — Proper 7
- 26–27 June — Proper 8
See the relevant proper for the readings for today.