Robert Brindley

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Mother's Day

If you didn't know..............

Mother's Day has been celebrated in the uk on the 4th Sunday in Lent since at least the 16th century.

Most churchgoers would worship at their nearest parish or 'daughter church' on Sundays throughout the year, and it was thought important for them to return, to worship at the "mother" church, (cathedral), at least once a year.

The return to the 'mother' church, on the 4th Sunday in Lent, became an occasion for family reunions. Most historians believe that young apprentices and young women in 'service' were released by their masters that weekend in order to visit their families, a time when Mothers would see their children maybe for the only time that year.

'Mother's Day' or 'Mothering Sunday' is now a day mainly used to celebrate and give thanks for mothers, although it is still recognized in the historical sense by some churches, with attention paid to Mary the mother of Jesus.

Happy Mother's Day!!

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