Father’s Day

6/17/2017

Join MorningStar Church in celebrating Father’s Day, held each year on the third Sunday in June as a day to honor men who embrace fatherhood and its role in society, develop strong paternal bonds, and positively influence their children.

History

Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world. In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson attempted to give it the same attention as Mother’s Day, but could not get the support from

Congress. It was finally proclaimed as an annual celebration in the United States by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 and was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
Since the Middle Ages, March 19 has been the customary date for the celebration of fatherhood in Europe. It is observed as the feast day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in early Christianity. Coptic Christians celebrate this feast on July 20.