It’s May! The cold weather is supposed to go away, the flowers start to bloom, yada yada yada. In the church, this month brings the end of special seasons, and we move into what’s best known as Ordinary Time. We gave up the septadecagesimaquasi Sunday terms long ago.
Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the first apostles, comes on May 23. It’s a major feast day in the life of the church, appropriate for baptism and celebrations of ministry. Ten days before that (forty days after Easter Sunday) we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. This day always falls on a Thursday. This year, we will mark the day with a spoken Holy Eucharist in the church at noon on May 13.
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