Bible, Magna Mater, Mary, Mothering Sunday, Mother`s Day, Queen of Heaven, Rhea, the mother of the gods, The 5th Commandment

The 5th Commandment (Mother`s Day)

 

Deuteronomy 5:16

 

Exodus 20:12

12 Honor your father and your mother,

so that you may live for a long time in the land Yahweh your Elohim is giving you.

 

The 10 Commandments Shortly:

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.

 

Link to –> The 10 Commandments in the Bible

 

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You cannot find Mother`s Day (or Father`s  Day)  in the Bible.

But you can find the 10 Commandments in the Bible.

The 10 Commandments are for everyday use.

Honour your father and your mother every day of the year.

Please…

 

What about the Mother`s Day ??

 

It is not biblical rather pagan.

 

Rhea

 

The Origin

The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the worship of mythological gods and paganism.

Cybele was a Phrygian goddess originating in the mythology of ancient Anatolia, whose worship spread to the cities of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

People in ancient Greece would hold annual celebrations in the spring in honor of Rhea, the mother of the gods- Queen of Heaven.

Later this goddess was known among the Greeks as Meter (“Mother”) or Meter oreie (“Mountain-Mother”), possibly in connection to the myth that she was born on Mount Ida in Anatolia.

Her Roman equivalent was Magna Mater, or “Great Mother.”

Additionally, she was worshiped as a deity of rebirth in connection with her consort (and son), Attis.

 

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Cybele

 

As a part of the celebration, people would make offerings of honey-cakes, fine drinks, and flowers at dawn.

The Romans also had a mother of all gods that they worship.

Her name was Magna Mater meaning “Great Mother”, dates back to 250 BC.

They built a temple for her in Rome, and every March, there was a celebration in her honor called the Festival of Hilaria.

Gifts were brought to the temple to please the powerful mother-goddess.

Today, we know Magna Mater familiarly as Mary.

 

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Magna Mater, Basilika in Mariazell Austria.

 

The Adoption By Christianity

As Christianity spread throughout Europe, the celebration of the “Mother Church” replaced the pagan tradition of honoring mythological goddesses.

The 4th Sunday in Lent (Weeping for Tammuz), a 40-day fasting period before Easter, became known as Mothering Sunday.

During the 1600’s, Christian groups (mainly Roman Catholic) in England adopted the tradition but called it “Mothering Sunday” as a way to honor the mothers of England.

Because many of England’s poor lived and worked as servants for the wealthy, far away from their homes and families, they were given Mothering Sunday off and were allowed to return home and spend the day with their mothers.

A special cake, called the “mothering cake,” was often baked to add to the festivities, and many attended a special service at the “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home.

 

Queen of heaven

 

Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and it became traditional for children to present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation.

This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

 

History of Mothers Day

Matronalia – the Roman Festival of Motherhood

In ancient Rome, the holiday of Matronalia was celebrated each year at the beginning of March.

This annual “festival of women” was held in honor of Juno Luciana, a goddess who watched over married women and those in childbirth.

She was in charge of newborn infants, and a woman in labor might make offerings to her so that she would have a safe delivery of a healthy child.

Gifts were exchanged, and everyone treated the ladies exceptionally well on this day-

it was a bit like a women’s version of Saturnalia.

 

Matronalia

 

The Commercialism

Now, in our day, Mother’s Day is one of the most profitable holidays in the world.

Flower & card shops, jeweller`s, restaurants, gift shops and other retailers generate billions and billions of dollars every year from people who buy gifts for their mothers on Mother’s Day.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF),

“the average person will spend about $186 for Mother’s Day, meaning the total spending will reach about $23 billion (2017).”

 

greed

 

Also, more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.

So the telecommunications industry is cashing in too.

So, it is simply business.

You cannot find Mother`s Day (or Father`s  Day)  in the Bible.

But you can find the 10 Commandments in the Bible.

 

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Honour your father and your mother every day of the year.

Please.

 

 

Our earthly father and mother do not live forever

You can:

  • choose only one day of the year to make your mom feel special
  • choose just one day of the year to call her
  • celebrate a holiday that originated with the worship to mythological gods
  • support a holiday that really has nothing to do with one’s mom
  • but more to do with retailers wanting to cash in

 

You cannot find Mother`s Day (or Father`s  Day)  in the Bible.

But you can find the 10 Commandments in the Bible.

And you can also:

Honour your father and your mother every day of the year.

 

 

Think about that &

Be strongly blessed; you and your family in Yeshua`s/ Jesus name !!!!

 

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