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 tribe, and the list has been—and will continue to be—curated by the tribe. Share your own recommendations for additional resources in the Sacred Ordinary Days Facebook group 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 Meaning Manifesto: Six Foundational Truths for Work Worth Doing by Dan Cumberland
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
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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