Tag Archives: churching

ASK FATHER: The “churching” of women after childbirth and the blessing of expecting mothers

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently had a conversation with an Episcopal priest about the approaching Feast of the Purification. He said that he would not emphasize the Churching of Women connection. There is such a ceremony in the old … Read More

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WDTPRS: Candlemas

Today is the final “peak” arising from the liturgical cycle of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany.  Today, called in the traditional way and according to the older Roman calendar the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Church would cease to … Read More

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QUAERITUR: The “Churching” of Women after childbirth

From a reader: Can the Churching ritual be performed directly after the baptism, or should it be done on a different day? I ask this for clarity, as this will be the priest’s first time performing a baptism in the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Old Rituale Romanum and “churching” of women

From a deacon: May God Bless you for your work. I will be traveling home for Thanksgiving break to Baptize my twin brother’s newborn son. He and his wife are faithful, traditional Catholics. I was wondering if it is still … Read More

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