Also known as the Season after Pentecost, Ordinary Times comes from the word "ordinal," meaning simply counted time. But "ordinary" doesn't mean that this season is unimportant or mundane. After the high water marks of Advent through Pentecost, Ordinary Time is about settling into a more relaxed pace. We inhabit a more "ordinary" rhythm compared to preceding seasons in the church calendar.
Ordinary Time begins with Trinity Sunday (the first Sunday after Pentecost) and extends until Christ the King Sunday in late November (the last Sunday before Advent). The liturgical color is green, symbolizing the vibrant, new life of the Church after the coming of the Holy Spirit. It's a long, deep season of spiritual growth where we abide with the Lord and put into practice those things which we've gleaned from the preceding seasons.