Since January, the Church Year has moved very fast: Epiphany, Pre-Lent, Lent, Holy Week,
Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost. WHEW…It can often remind us of being on a downhill ski
slope. For those of us in the clergy, it is a busy six months, albeit, a Holy and Joyful time. But
we’re not quite done just yet. On June 16, we have one more BIG day on the Kalendar: Trinity
Sunday; a day we Read, Preach, and Embrace the Sacred Mystery of Father, Son, and Holy
Ghost, Three in One and One in Three. Following this Celebration we commence with
Triniytide, also known in some traditions as the “Green Season” because of the vestment
color, or by our Roman friends as Ordinary Time. Here we shall remain green for about five
months, thus, things will take on a somewhat less-festive character. But this is the beauty of
our rich Anglo-Catholic tradition: the celebration of and expectation of the various seasons.
Do not think, however, that all festivity is abandoned during the “green” months. We will
celebrate the Nativity of John the Baptist, Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart, Saint Barnabas, and
Saint Peter, ALL in the month of June alone, with each consecutive month commemorating
other feasts and fasts.
We keep up with these Holy Days on a chart known as an Ordo Kalendar. This “Kalendar”
shows all of the days throughout the year. If you do not have a Kalendar, our rector will be
happy to give you one!