THE ORDINARY TIME
Ordinary Time comprises two periods of time in the Christian liturgical year that are found in the calendar of the ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, as well as some other churches of Western Christianity, including those that use the Revised Common Lectionary: the Anglican Communion, Methodist churches,Lutheran churches, Old Catholic churches and Reformed churches. In Latin, the name of this time is tempus per annum translated as time during the year.
Ordinary Time comprises two periods: the first period begins on Epiphany Day (in the Anglican Communion and Methodist churches) or the day after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (in the Catholic Church) and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday; the second period begins on the Monday after Pentecost, the conclusion of theEaster season, and continues until the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent. In some traditions, the first period is celebrated as Epiphanytide, and the latter of these periods is observed as Trinitytide. Both of these periods of time, combined, are the longest time in the liturgical year.
The weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. Several Sundays bear the name of feasts or solemnities celebrated on those days, including Trinity Sunday and the Feast of Christ the King.
The liturgical color normally assigned to Ordinary Time is green.
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14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)
JULY 7, 2019
I. THE READING
The First Reading talks about rejoicing for going back to Jerusalem.
The Second Reading talks about Paul’s success in witnessing to Jesus. He is now happily crucified in Christ; he does not want to be bothered anymore.
The Gospel Reading talks about the missionary work of the 72 disciples and their joy because of successes.
II. OUR CONTEXT
1. In your parish evangelization, what are sources of your joys and celebrations. Mention as many as possible.
2. Make a personal accounting of your successes and failures or difficulties since the time you have started your bible study sessions. Offer all these to the Lord. (HM)