Telling the Story of God

Christians mark time differently. From the beginning, the church has engaged in a unique rhythm by following its own calendar that relives the story of God throughout the year.

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Current Liturgical Season

Ordinary Time

The first half of the liturgical year features the major celebrations of the Christian faith (e.g. Christmas, Easter). The second half, which begins after Pentecost and runs until Advent, is far more “ordinary.” There are no feasts or special preparatory seasons. But is it really so plain? The purpose of Ordinary Time is to remind us of the Presence that accompanies us in all of life. Jesus spent the majority of his life in complete anonymity. Didn’t those years matter? Most of our lives are spent doing quite ordinary things. Don’t they matter? Isn’t God as interested in the typical tasks of work, family and leisure as He is in “extraordinary” moments? This season is designed to help us live out the call of discipleship in the crucible of everyday life.

“Because of what has been made known in Christ, no time can again be regarded as ordinary in the sense of dull or commonplace. The liturgical calendar exists in large part to remind us that Christ has sanctified all of time. What we deem ordinary, God has transformed into the extraordinary by his divine grace.” - Laurence Hull Stookey

The Christian Year





Holy Week


Ordinary Time

Understanding the Anglican Tradition

Rooted in the past, hopeful for the future

The Anglican Church is a global, vibrant and Christ-centered expression of the Christian faith with a rich history that still shapes our beliefs, lives and worship today. We hold much in common with other Christian traditions and are committed to humbly following Christ and the mission of His Church.