Refreshment Sunday


Refreshment Sunday
   The Fourth Sunday in Lent is so called from the Gospel for the day, which relates the feeding of the five thousand by our Lord in the wilderness. As the late Bishop Coxe pointed out in his "Thoughts on the Services," "having thus far (in the Lenten services) considered the havoc of sin, we come now to consider its repair; and because the sufficiency of Christ to refresh and satisfy our hunger and thirst after righteousness is exhibited in the Gospel for this day. It has little of the austere character of the other Sundays in Lent; and its design is the encouragement of catechumens and penitents."

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Mothering Sunday — Not to be confused with Mother s Day. Gregorian dates for Mothering Sunday 2004 21 March 2005 6 March 2006 26 March 2007 18 March 2008 2 March 2009 22 March 2010 14 March 2011 3 April 2012 18 March 2013 …   Wikipedia

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  • Laetare Sunday — (often pronEng|leɪˈtɑri in English), so called from the incipit of the Introit at Mass, Laetare Jerusalem ( O be joyful, Jerusalem ), is a name often used to denote the fourth Sunday of the season of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Mothering Sunday — noun A day in honor of mothers and/or ones mother church, which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, especially in the United Kingdom and Ireland; compare a mothering Syn: MidLent Sunday, Mid Lent Sunday,… …   Wiktionary

  • Fourth Sunday in Lent —    The Sundays in Lent are numbered. First, Second, Third, etc., through the six Sundays. But the last three Sundays are so striking in their teaching that additional names are given to them in order to emphasize that special teaching. Thus the… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia