Should we really call it "Ordinary Time?" This coming Sunday will mark the "First Sunday After Epiphany" according to the Traditional (Extraordinary) lectionary, but most will call it "The First Sunday in Ordinary Time." I ask, what is so "ordinary" about this time? Why do we call this "Ordinary Time?"
This is also an opportune time to remind everyone that in certain traditions Christmas itself is not "over" yet, and lasts until Candlemas in which it is the last time that the Nativity of Our Lord is mentioned in the readings of the Mass. Candlemas falls on February 2nd.