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September 28, 2012 2:24 PM Subscribe
What US religion or religious sub-set uses the titles "Mother" and "Apostle?"
posted by Stewriffic to Religion & Philosophy (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine recently had a phone conversation with two women for work. They knew each other well and work together in rural North Carolina, US. The context was discussing a new educational program, but it doesn't matter much, just that it was a purely secular conversation. They called each other "Mother" and "Apostle" respectively. So one would say "Mother, what do you think about that?" and the other would respond, "Well, Apostle, I think that's a fine idea." Not "Mother Nancy" and "Apostle Elizabeth" just "Mother" and "Apostle." In fact at one point "Mother" said to my friend, "Apostle, who you call Elizabeth, will be taking on that role."
What gives? This is religious, right?