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In the liturgy of the Roman Rite, Ordinary Time, in Latin Tempus per annum, is that time of the liturgical year which is not connected directly with one of the both great seasons, Christmastide and Eastertide, as well as the times of their preparation, Lent and Advent. Thus, the Ordinary Time of the liturgical years splits in the days between Christmastide and Lent, and that between Eastertide and Advent. The last sunday of Ordinary Time is the Solemnity of Christ the King. The liturgical color assigned to Ordinary Time is green.

The word "ordinary" as used here comes from the ordinal numerals by which the weeks are identified or counted, from the 1st week of Ordinary Time in January to the 34th week that begins toward the end of November; Ordinary Time is interrupted by Lent and Eastertide.

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