Women in the Anglican Communion will this Sunday, celebrate the annual Mothering Sunday. The special relationship mothers have with their children is expected to come into play as they will be remembered by their children and family.
Mothering Sunday in the Anglican Communion has always been on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter Sunday.
But this year's is different as it has fallen on March 11.
Ahead of the celebration, the Primate of all Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh, has described marriage as a source of blessing to mankind, expressing little surprise that it was instituted in heaven. He appealed to husbands to love their wives and wives to be always submissive.
Wives of bishops and clergies across the Anglican Communion are expected to organize women for visitations to prisons, schools and hospitals to celebrate with them,while special dishes and exchange of gifts will feature among families.
The wife of the primate of all Nigeria and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Abuja, Mrs Nkasiobi Okoh, will lead the pack in the celebrations.
Meanwhile, nursing mothers in Anambra have been urged to participate actively in the immunization exercise which began last Wednesday.
The call was made by the wife of the out going Anglican Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese, Mrs Chinyere Ezeofor, at Bishop's Court, Atani, Ogbaru Council.
Mrs Ezeofor maintained that the exercise was a sure way of ensuring that the rising cases of child mortality were reduced to the barest minimum and charged women leaders to ensure that women whose children were within the immunization age in their domain participate in the exercise.
She also urged parents to invest more in education and well-being of their children, especially the girl child, saying that women must be trained to become part of policy making in society.