The Day of Pentecost marks the arrival of the Holy Spirit on the fiftieth day after Easter. It also marks the end of the season of Eastertide

Following the Day of Pentecost, we enter into the season after Pentecost, also known as the second season of Ordinary Time.


The Second Season of Ordinary Time

This second season of Ordinary Time, also called the season after Pentecost, is both the longest and the last season in the liturgical year. In this season, we celebrate our role as the church in the ongoing life of Christ in the world, guided by the companionship and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is also a welcome time of connection to our sense of vocation and calling—the ways we are uniquely invited to shed Christ abroad in the world through the bearing of His image and name. 

Jenn Giles Kemper 

Below, you'll find an ever-growing collection of resources to help you deepen your experience of the season. Many of them were created by members of the Sacred Ordinary Days community of kindreds, and the list has been—and will continue to be—curated by our kindreds. Share your own recommendations for additional resources on the Sacred Ordinary Days Facebook page to have them added here.




To Be Told: God Invites You to Coauthor Your Future by Dan B. Allender, PhD

The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery by David G. Benner

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan

The Calling Process: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Purpose and Pursuing Your Dream Job by Dan Cumberland

The Meaning Manifesto: Six Foundational Truths for Work Worth Doing by Dan Cumberland

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guinness

Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today by Mark Labberton

Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints by James Martin, SJ

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer

Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation by William C. Placher, ed.

Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons by Jan Richardson

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr


Pentecost Spotify playlist curated by Sacred Ordinary Days

Pentecost by The Liturgists


    S1 | E12 : Pentecost + Holy Spirit with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast

    S1 | E13 : Ordinary Time + Vocation with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast


      Ordinary Time: What Does It Mean? When Is It? by The Religion Teacher

      Liturgical Meditations | Pentecost by Fuller Studio


        Embracing the Green Growing Time by Emily Watkins at Grow Christians

        Finding Purpose in Life: The Long Guide to Finding Your Life's Work by Dan Cumberland at The Meaning Movement

        Living in Ordinary Time by Leah Slawson

        Nine Inspirational Anthems for Pentecost by Ashley Danyew

        Worship Planning Theme: Spirit by Ashley Danyew


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