The Churching

The Churching

The little pew booklet which my church (the OCA) publishes for the baptismal service provides the text of the entire service of Holy Baptism as currently practiced, along with an introduction to the service to explain what it all means. Different jurisdictions have different practices: some practise the rite of...

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Ahram: Ban on women’s trousers in church sparks protest at Abbasiya Cathedral

Ahram: Ban on women’s trousers in church sparks protest at Abbasiya Cathedral

Tens of Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Christians entered the main cathedral in Cairo on Wednesday while Pope Tawadros II was speaking to protest against a decision from a bishop for women to wear more “modest” clothing during holy communion. Last month, Bishop Bishoy of Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh governorates ordered for...

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