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After Epiphany, until Ash Wednesday, the Church celebrates in Ordinary Time.

The Paschal Mystery is so big, so deep, so vast, that we journey through this mystery for a whole year: the liturgical year. Sundays in Ordinary Time, as the official document on the liturgical year the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar states, "are devoted to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects" (43). Other liturgical seasons focus on one aspect...[the] weeks in Ordinary Time then celebrate the whole Paschal Mystery on each Sunday.

(Excerpted from What is Ordinary Time? by Kristopher W. Seaman)