Monday, March 21, 2016

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 6th March 2016
     Flowers to give to people who look after us (or have looked after us) and the remains of the Simnel cake which we shared in church  --  decorated with the traditional eleven pieces of marzipan to represent Jesus's faithful disciples (the  twelve apostles minus Judas Iscariot who betrayed him).  This is the origin of it being thought unlucky for thirteen people to sit down together at a table, the same number as Jesus plus the Twelve including Judas.
     Today, of course, we thank God for our mothers and for Mother Church and for everyone who has cared for us.

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