BRINGING SUNDAY HOME THIS WEEK
On Sunday, Charlotte encouraged us to make loving-kindness our attitude toward others and take bold action to drive out forces of violence and hate. For a deeper look at the Gospel text, read this commentary by Kendra A. Mohn.
UNDERSTANDING THE CHURCH YEAR
A certain cycle of festivals and seasons has emerged in Christian history and is now observed throughout the ecumenical church. Some of these events (i.e. Pentecost, Holy Week and Epiphany) can be traced to the earliest centuries of Christian practice; others (e.g. Trinity Sunday and Christ the King) developed later in the history of the church. There are now six seasons of the church: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time 1, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time 2. Currently, we are in the Ordinary Time 2, which consists of the Sundays following Pentecost until Christ the King Sunday on November 22. The traditional liturgical color for this season is green.