A handful of major feasts (pardon, solemnities) can bump a green Sunday from the liturgical calendar. Some are non-obligatory when they fall on (most) weekdays. In the US, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin occurs on a Sunday. Next weekend’s Sunday, in fact.
Is this an occasion for a little something extra? Something that makes it stand out from an ordinary Sunday other than color or Scriptures?
Sit in the purple chair–or even the pastor’s spot, and ponder:
- If the choir takes the summer off, should they get a call back?
- If they get a call back, how about special music and not just the usual Mary fare?
- Nicer foods, maybe something beyond the usual box of donuts and stale coffee?
- Maybe a Saturday night dinner?
Image: Orthodox depiction of the Dormition of Mary. Note: Jesus holding the soul of his mother.