The Beautiful Cross: Q&A with Fernando Ortega
“Christians exist in an alternative chronology. The church has its own time.”
— Tish Harrison Warren,
Liturgy of the Ordinary
Once upon a time, the Christian community did not orient its life around the seasonal calendar of winter, spring, summer, and fall. Of course, daily labors were rightly organized around the planting and harvest times, but the goal of those labors was the week’s beginning (the Sabbath), not the weekend. The first thing you see when you open the Book of Common Prayer (1662) is not (...