Now that the feast of Epiphany has come and gone, we slip back into Ordinary Time for a season in between two grand collections of seasons.
Personally, I like to mark the entire period between the feast of Epiphany and the season of Lent as the Epiphany season, as the message of Epiphany seems to reverberate into the days and weeks that follow. Some churches do this as well, calling this period the season of Epiphany or marking it as Ordinary Time but counting the weeks based on the feast that has shaped them (“the first Sunday after Epiphany,” “the second Sunday after Epiphany,” and so on). Still, there are others who mark this period simply as Ordinary Time I, distinguishing it from the other, much longer period of Ordinary Time (II) that picks up after the feast of Pentecost and leads us right up into Advent and a new liturgical year.
However you mark this season we find ourselves in, Jenn and I cover it all in our latest episode of the Sacred Ordinary Days Podcast. We also talk about two practices we find essential to our everyday lives and are perfect for establishing during these Ordinary days—crafting a Rule of Life and cultivating a Morning Ritual. Listen closely and you’ll hear a discount code for $5 off my 31 Days to a Meaningful Morning online course, available through February 10, 2016. And, while you’re at it, check out my own Rule of Life written with the pilgrim in mind.
Listen/download below or through iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and catch up on past episodes here. And if you like what you hear, would you mind sharing it on social media and leaving a review? Here’s how.
Spiritual Director’s International – Seek & Find Guide
Rule of Life
Pilgrim Principles by yours truly
31 Days to a Meaningful Morning online course
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
consolation vs. desolation
Examen Practice download
How do you experience Ordinary Time? Are you someone who looks forward to its invitation to embrace the everyday or do you prefer the “high” seasons of Christmas, Easter, and the periods that surround them?
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