Why is there no first Sunday in Ordinary time? There is the first week of Ordinary time but no first Sunday of Ordinary time. The Sunday following the feast of the Baptism of the Lord is always the second Sunday of ordinary time. Ordinary time begins on the day following the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Church normally celebrates this feast on the Sunday after the solemnity of the Epiphany (January 6th). If Epiphany falls on Sunday, January 7th or 8th, they move the feast of the Baptism of the Lord to Monday, January 8th or 9th, respectively, and the first week of ordinary time starts the following day, Tuesday, January 8th or 9th.