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Ordinary Time 1

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Ordinary Time, the time that falls between Epiphany and the start of Lent and between Pentecost Sunday and the kingdom season, gains its name not from what we think of as the meaning of ordinary (i.e. everyday) but from the Latin term tempus ordinarium or ‘measured time’. The idea is that Ordinary Time is time that is measured or marked (i.e. first Sunday, second Sunday, etc. . . .). Given this, it seems somewhat appropriate that the major focus of the readings in Ordinary Time is that of Jesus’ life and ministry as he journeys to Jerusalem. Ordinary Time is a good time in which to reflect more deeply about the steps that eventually brought Jesus to the cross, resurrection and Ascension...

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