Definition: Ordinary Time refers to all of those parts of the Catholic Church's liturgical year that aren't included in the major seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter). Ordinary Time is a feature of the current (post-Vatican II) liturgical calendar. In the traditional Catholic calendar (before 1970), the Sundays of Ordinary Time were referred to as the Sundays After Epiphany and the Sundays After Pentecost.
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Pronunciation: ˈôrdnˌerē tīm
Also Known As: Sundays After Epiphany, Sundays After Pentecost
Examples: "Now that the Christmas season is over, the Catholic Church is entering Ordinary Time."