mother church?

Why do we refer to the Church as feminine if God is male, and he founded the Church?

Here are two reasons:

  1. The Church is His Bride.

  2. The Church nurtures us, like a mother her children, and we owe Her the filial devotion that a child owes its mother.

  • PAX

… and perhaps more practically, the Latin word for church is of the feminine gender.

It is rather taken from a Greek word ‘ekkalein’ (and that is feminine gender) where in the New Testament refers to local community of believers.

here a short origin of this word

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