Ordinary Time

We have completed the great cycle of Lent, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost. Now the Church enters “Ordinary Time.” This does not imply that the time is undistinguished, only that we are now counting Sundays by their relationship to Pentecost (the Second Sunday after Pentecost, the Third Sunday after Pentecost, etc.). “First,” “Second,” “Third” and the like are “ordinal numbers” so we have “Ordinary Time,” which continues until Advent begins in the autumn.

Our worship during Lent and through Pentecost focused on the dramatic events at the crisis of Jesus’ life and death. Ordinary Time is an opportunity to step back a bit and look more generally at Jesus’ life and teachings. It’s a good time to come to church. (It’s always a good time to come to church.) It’s a season of growth and ministry. There are great themes of the “work of the church” in ministry and mission.

Ordinary Time is studded with interesting events. For example, June 11 is the feast day of our patron, St. Barnabas and June 29 celebrates the apostles Peter and Paul.

We continue to observe safety precautions (masks, distancing) but look forward to the progressive lifting of restrictions and more opportunities for fellowship.

Our Sunday services start around 9:45 with informal hymns. The more formal liturgy starts at 10:00 am.

Everyone is welcome!

Voices: Ordinary Time in the Liturgy

About Saint Barnabas Anglican Church of Seattle

Rooted in Scripture & Steeped in Anglican Tradition. A church that worships from the King James Version of the Bible and the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer. A diverse congregation committed to Jesus Christ.
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