The Season after Pentecost
According to the church calendar, Ordinary Time is the time in between liturgical seasons. Rather than meaning common or mundane, the term “ordinary” (derived from the Latin root ordo) denotes ordered or counted time (First Sunday, Second Sunday, etc.). The period of Ordinary Time after Pentecost marks the passage of time between Trinity Sunday and Christ the King Sunday, which is the final Sunday of the liturgical year. During this portion of Ordinary Time, we focus on transformation and growth, which are symbolized by fresh flowers and green linens on the altar.
It is common to spend time reading particular verses, sections, chapters, or specific books in the Bible. However, this practice makes understanding how the whole Bible fits together and comprehending its larger motifs, difficult to follow. So, this series intends to cover every book in the Bible, in two weeks. Week One will propose a framework for how all of the books of the Bible work together and it will begin to cover the books that do not progress the Bible’s overall story. Week Two will pick up where Week One left off by covering the remainder of the books that do not progress the biblical narrative and then it will conclude by telling the story of the Bible.
September 2: Biblical Framework & Seams
September 9: Biblical Books That Don't Move the Story