This is the altar wine we will use for the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord this weekend:
"The Baptism of the Lord" the following: The First Sunday of Ordinary Time.
So that should settle it, no? The Baptism of the Lord is the first Sunday Solemnity of Ordinary Time and each year, because next Sunday will be the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time.
But then, something so simple gets so complicated. The Ordo for our Diocese and many others states the following:
*After the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Ordinary Time begins.
Really?!?! Who am I to believe?????
--Ordinarily confused in Macon, Georgia
What a conundrum!
PS: This Sunday in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass is the Feast of the Holy Family and clearly a part of Christmastide, no doubt or questions or conundrums about it! Baptism of the Lord is always on January 13th or usually. And then next Sunday is the "Season after Epiphany" beginning with the Second Sunday after Epiphany.
The new and glorious "Divine Worship, the Missal" has the Baptism of the Lord this Sunday as we do in the Ordinary Form but next Sunday they begin the glorious Season after Epiphany too, just like in the Extraordinary Form! For them the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is the Second Sunday after Epiphany!!!!! Oh how glorious; what rapture!