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When Is Ordinary Time?


Question: When Is Ordinary Time?
Ordinary Time is one of the most confusing seasons in the Catholic Church's liturgical year. When is Ordinary Time in the Catholic Church?
Answer: 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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