Monday, June 11, 2012
At my church, we've kicked off a summer of "Ordinary Time," with some photos of our every day lives, which we've placed in this slideshow with a lovely song by the always great Carrie Newcomer.
In the churches in which I grew up, the liturgical calendar was not something we used or referenced at all. Given that, I was almost entirely unfamiliar with Advent (the days leading up to Christmas) or Lent (other than that's what the Catholics did before Easter), and certainly I never heard of Ordinary Time. It's the time after the celebration of Pentecost (celebrated in May-ish) leading up until Advent.
It's the time of the year when it's not Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter or Pentecost, those ordinary, "in-between" days. It's most of our lives, a waiting time, a life-living time.
I suppose that's something to celebrate in itself.