“One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind” (Romans 14:5 ESV).
Consider following the life of Jesus in the Church Year: from prophecy of His coming (Advent) to His Incarnation (Christmas); from His revelation to the Gentiles (Epiphany), to the long period of ministry before His crucifixion (Lent, or, if you prefer, the penitential season before Easter); from His passion, death on the cross and glorious resurrection from the grave (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday, and Easter), to the Holy Spirit empowering the Church for the Great Commission (Pentecost); and, then, to the long, “green” season of Gospel proclamation (Kingdom-tide or Ordinary Time, or simply the Sundays after Pentecost). Let everyone follow the Lord according to his conscience (Romans 14:5). Yet, we invite you to consider a calendar that recognizes the seasons of Jesus’s life as a spiritually helpful ( and potentially a spiritually healthy) cycle for our own lives as His disciples. The sacred rhythm of faith lived out in the church year may be more important than ever in a post-Christian, secular age in which the common calendar becomes increasingly untethered from historic cycle of faith.