"So you shall pray like this 'Our Father in Heaven, may your name be held holy, your kngdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven those who are in debt to us. And do not put us to the test, but save us from the evil one.'"
- Matthew 6:9-13
“It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world!”
- St. Aloysius Gonzaga (from "Goodreads")
20 June 2019, , Thursday, 11th Week, Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green.
ORDINARY TIME: After the feast of Pentecost which fell on June 9, the Church’s liturgical calendar changed from the Season of Easter to Ordinary Time. Many people might have missed this fact because the liturgical colour for Ordinary Time – green – is not used on the first two Sundays of this phase of the season. The Easter colour of white is continued because two solemnities – Holy Trinity and The Body and Blood of Christ – are celebrated on the Sundays following Pentecost.
The name “Ordinary Time” for that part of the church year outside the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter is perhaps rather an unfortunate term. The word “ordinary” commonly means something that is unexceptional or uninteresting. However, the word “ordinary” as used in “Ordinary Time” means that the Sundays after the seasons of Christmas and Easter are counted in order, using ordinal numbers.
It is best to think of Ordinary Time as one of the liturgical seasons – the longest season of the church year. Its liturgical colour of green points to our Christian hope and life, entering into the mystery of Christ in all its fullness.
Ordinary Time enables us to devote ourselves to exploring the mystery of Christ in all its aspects and to celebrate the presence of God in the ordinary patterns of human life.
(Ref. "Liturgy Brisbane")
Oridnary Time (after the Easter Season): 10 June to 30 December 2019.
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