Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology
Churching of Women
* The act of thanksgiving that Christian women offer after childbirth. The custom, is based on the Jewish rite of Purification (Lev. 12. 6).
* Women cannot receive the Holy Communion before forty days after the birth of a male child, and eighty days in case of a female child. Special prayers are recited on their behalf before they are allowed to recieve the Holy Communion.
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