After explaining Pentecost to a friend, they followed up with question, “So, what’s next?”
“Ordinary time,” I replied.
“No tell me what is the time period after Pentecost is called.”
“Ordinary Time!” I repeated.
And so we could have the beginning of a new version of Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s on first?”
But it’s true: May 16th, marks the beginning of Ordinary Time, which goes from the day after Pentecost until the first day of Advent.