Origin of mother church
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And how could he explain the yearning of his heart for the great heart of the Mother-church?Audrey Craven|May Sinclair
We hold no Mother-Church, on which all other Churches should depend.A Vindication of the Presbyteriall-Government and Ministry|Ministers and Elders of the London Provinciall Assembly
St. Martin's has, on that account, been often spoken of as the mother-church of England.
In her foragings and depredations she usually puts forward the Mother-Church—a lay figure—and hides behind it.Christian Science|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In 1294 the Florentines determined to rebuild their mother-church upon a scale of unexampled grandeur.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3|John Addington Symonds