Pastor Appreciation Day is dedicated to all clergy involved in spiritual work. They guide people to the true path, listen to problems, atone for sins and mediate between the common man and God. Gratitude is the least we can do for holy people!
The holiday originates in 1992, when the United States began to celebrate the Month of the Clergy. Many people wanted to see such a month in the calendar, and finally they were heard. It all started even earlier: the Apostle Paul ordered the parishioners to honor the elders who ruled the churches and to honor everyone who relates to religious matters. He was sure that love for the work of spiritual leaders is a decisive factor in beliefs.
Of course, the Apostle left this world long before the first event, but people still remember his words. In 2019, one day was separated from the general holiday, which was dedicated to the pastors. Interestingly, more than 458 clerics currently live in the United States.
- the most important holidays in Christianity are Easter, Christmas, Trinity;
- more than 70% of people in America consider themselves Christians, raising the country to the top spot in the rankings;
- the largest church built in South Korea;
- more than two billion people in the world have not heard the gospel;
- the main symbols of Christianity are the cross, the fish, the dove;
- according to the biblical description, the high priest, during the remission of sins, laid his head on a goat, laying on him the sins of the whole people;
- in the Qur’an, the mother of Jesus Mary is mentioned more than in the Bible itself;
- in early icons, Jesus was depicted with a “magic” wand.
How to celebrate
Say “Thank you” to your pastor! The word will cause a smile and reciprocal gratitude. It will not be superfluous to collect a basket with various products and give as a gift. Charity in any manifestation is another wonderful option.
When is Pastor Appreciation Day celebrated in 2022?
Pastor Appreciation Day is observed on the second Sunday in October each year.