Ordinary Time - A Season after Epiphany
Epiphany is the climax of the Advent/Christmas season which falls on 6 January. The season after Epiphany is called Ordinary Time. It starts with the Baptism of the Lord Sunday and continues until Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent leading to Easter. The last Sunday in the season after Epiphany is celebrated as Transfiguration Sunday. Epiphany (from the Greek epiphaneia, meaning “revelation” or “manifestation’) points us to remember the coming of the Magi bringing gifts to visit the Christ child who by doing “reveal” Jesus to the world as Lord and King. The focus of this season is on the stories of Jesus’ early life, the baptism and the wedding feast at Cana. The last Sunday in this season is called Transfiguration Sunday. The liturgical colour for this season is White for the first and last Sundays and Green on the other Sundays, symbolising the growing Church and the spreading of the Gospel.