Ordinary Time a Break From Church?

Many Christians perceive Ordinary Time as a “break” from the Church Year, or else a time when we remember everything about Jesus we couldn’t fit in elsewhere. However, Ordinary Time is much richer than this.

Ordinary Time is devoted to “the mystery of Christ in all its aspects.” This means that Ordinary Time is when we celebrate the entirety of the mystery of Christ, as opposed to distinct aspects in other parts of the year. In a sense, this is what is “ordinary” for Christians anyway, that is the complete mystery of Christ, his entire life, death, resurrection, teachings, and so forth.

About David Bennett

David Bennett is an author, speaker, and small business owner. He started ChurchYear.Net in 2004, along with his brother Jonathan. The site gets over one million visitors a year, and Bennett's writings have appeared in church bulletins, newspapers, and other media.

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