Each year the Church journeys through the year with Christ by observing the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter but the longest of all the seasons is Ordinary Time starting on Trinity Sunday. But there is nothing ordinary about ‘Ordinary Time’. It is not about being common or mundane. The word derives from the Latin word ordo from which we get the English word ‘order’. Thus Ordinary Time refers to the ordered life of the Church. In this season, which includes the whole summer season, we celebrate Christ’s life and teaching celebrating his presence amongst us even today transforming our lives.
The liturgical colour of the season is green which is expressive of creation. Like the foliage that is used to set off flower arrangements to best advantage, greenery is beautiful in its own right but is there also to highlight the beauty that surrounds it.
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Please click the image above to view Julie’s report on the COP26 Relay stretch she joined in London recently
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Rev’d James Hutchings read the text of ‘Gratitude as a source of treasure’ by Brother David Steindl-Rast at a service recently. Here it is in video format.