21 May 2009

I know that it is still THREE or so weeks away...

but this boy is READY for the Green season to begin! I love the festival half of the Church Year, the Semester Domini, but by the time Ascension has been celebrated (together with graduations and such) I'm always ready for a bit of break - for "ordinary time" as Rome calls it these days. At St. Paul's, the service reverts to Divine Service 3 exactly as in the hymnal with the closing verse being invariably "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow." When it comes back the first Sunday after Trinity there is something of a collective sigh as our parish settles down into what is our "normal" liturgy again for weeks upon weeks. Green, you're on the horizon now and we're eager to welcome you - but first Exaudi, Pentecost, and Holy Trinity!

2 comments:

Elephantschild said...

By the 435th Sunday of Pentecost (or Trinity) I hunger for the festival half of the church year and am so *sick* of green... but then, like you say, Trinity Sunday comes, I take a deep breath, put up my feet, and settle back into the "comfy, old leather chair" of the non-festival part of the year.

Oh, how I love the liturgical calendar! It's almost like it understands our humanity. :)

William Weedon said...

Exactly!!!