Question: When Is Ordinary Time?
is one of the most confusing seasons in the Catholic Church's liturgical year. When is Ordinary Time in the Catholic Church?
Ordinary Time encompasses two different periods in the Catholic Church's liturgical year. Ordinary Time begins on the Monday after the first Sunday after January 6 (the Feast of the Epiphany
) and runs until Ash Wednesday
. Both Lent
and the Easter
season fall outside of Ordinary Time, which resumes again on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday
and runs until the First Sunday in Advent
(the start of the new liturgical year).
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