Liturgical calendar-based Christian faiths enjoy an excellent rhythm of regular Sundays and special holy days, as well as periods of fasting and feasting. This year’s Advent/Christmas season officially ended on January 9th in the Catholic Church.
These Sundays and weekdays are not inconsequential; we’re just in “Ordinary Time” between the two great liturgical seasons, which means we’re counting them that way. There’s a better term for it: “ordinal time,” which refers to the specific Sunday’s numerical position.)
Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter are separated by seven Sundays this year, 27 Sundays between the conclusion of Easter and Advent.
Ordinary time cannot be discussed without including Sunday. In the church year, the Lord’s Day celebration is the pillar that holds everything together. Every Sunday, we commemorate the one Mystery of the Lord’s Death and Resurrection, but the major liturgical seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter expand on those celebrations. It’s hard to call it “Ordinary Time” when it’s everything but. On the first day of each week, the Catholic Christian community gathers to commemorate the resurrection of the Lord of Life and the final completion of creation. This is everything from routine. This is the thread that weaves the life of a believer.
According to the Catholic catechism, “The Sunday Celebration of the Lord’s Day with the Celebration of the Eucharist is at the centre of the Church’s existence….”.
We love Easter, because it is Holiday and we have some great family moments, but don’t forget about some fun, so here are some hilarious quotes and memes about Easter, Enjoy Emmmm
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