The Indispensability of Ordinary Time

By Charles Johnston:

Why do we have a season in the Church Calendar, and it takes up a majority of the year, called Ordinary Time? Shouldn’t we want our short time on this earth to be extraordinary, and not simply ordinary?

Like everything else that the Church does, this unfortunate name has a very good reason. In Latin, the name of this time is Tempus per annum, and is translated as timeduring the year, but is usually rendered in English as Ordinary Time. Continue reading “The Indispensability of Ordinary Time”


The Transfiguration of Christ

By Charles Johnston:

The transfiguration of Christ is a very interesting and important story, so important that it appears in all three of the synoptic Gospels and in the second letter of Saint Peter (2 Peter 1:16-18). Continue reading “The Transfiguration of Christ”