The season after Pentecost is also known as ordinary time. The general theme throughout this season is the church and its mission. This is the longest season of the year. It begins the day after Pentecost (Whitsunday) and ends the day before Advent.
The color for the season is green. There are two selections for the Hebrew Scriptures and the Psalms. These are paired. The first of the Hebrew Scriptures is a semi-continuous sequence as it is read Sunday after Sunday. The second series of Hebrew Scriptures are selected as they relate to the Gospel. When a selection from the Apocryphal books is selected, an alternative from the canonized Hebrew Scriptures will also be included.