Mother's Day

6th Sunday in Easter


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The origin of Mother's Day had very little to do with our own mothers but was called Mothering Sunday and was about honouring the Mother Church, we celebrated this earlier this year. Our Mother's Day today is about honouring our own Mother's. This is something ordered by God in the 10 Commandments. It comes with a promise - longer life.

“Honor your father and mother, that you may have a long, good life in the land the Lord your God will give you.- Exodus 20:12

It is only in the 20th Century that the more commercial and secular Mother's Day emerged, and here in New Zealand as in the USA and many other places that is now celebrated today. This came about because two women, wanted there to be a day that mother's were honoured, for their nurture and care. They campaigned and it was eventually established. I am a mother and today I will also be honouring my mother and remembering my Grandmother, who actually raised me. So whether it be breakfast in bed, flowers, chocolates, or only a phone call, remember your mother today. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers!

Our prayer pages will be the prayers from Mothering Sunday.