Teachings From the Chapel | 03 March

03 March 2021

 

Mr Hutchings began this week’s chapel service, reading a passage from the Gospel according to Matthew (chapter 5, verse 13). This inspirational passage encourages everyone to make a difference in the world by casting your light, a message we agree wholeheartedly with at Caldicott.

Mr Paget’s sermon followed the passage by acknowledging the fact that St. David’s Day, the day commemorating St. David's death, took place on Monday; it is marked with a feast on 1 March every year, and is a great source of Welsh pride. Our Chapel Master goes on to commend the Welsh for having a patron saint that was actually born in that country, unlike the rest of the countries in the United Kingdom (at least based on what we can surmise).

St. David was visited by many who looked to receive his blessings, and many miracles (often related to healing) were associated with him. Huge crowds would visit him, meaning when he died on 1 March 589 (or possibly 601), he was mourned universally. St. David’s church has long been considered a place of pilgrimage, with his namesake being used in many churches across Wales. For the celebrations of St. David’s day, leeks and daffodils are used as they were emblems associated with him; the Welsh guards wear leeks to this day and was believed it protects the wearer from harm.

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