Happy New (Liturgical) Year

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which makes it the first day of the liturgical year.

So, happy new year!

I’m still working on connecting the liturgical calendar more into my life. The idea is beautiful: structure time around the Gospel narrative. The first coming of Christ in Advent, the dawning of light at Epiphany, the wilderness wandering of Lent, the darkness and triumph of Holy Week, the power of Pentecost, the long slow rhythms of Ordinary Time, and the final eschaton of Christ the King Sunday, which brings us back to Advent.

Living the liturgical calendar is living the Gospel, one day at a day, looking forward to the day when time itself will be redeemed by its Creator.

So, once again, the story begins
Until that blessed day
When it finally ends

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