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The “Churching” of Women After Childbirth

¬†Although it has largely fallen out of favor with Western religion, the concept of “churching” in the Church of England can be traced well into the 20th Century. (Margaret Houlbrooke.¬†Rite out of Time: a Study of the Ancient Rite of … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season, Celebrating What is Known as “Christmastide”

Christmastide (also Christmas or the Christmas season) is one of the seasons of the liturgical year of most Christian churches. It tends to be defined (with slight variations) as the period from Christmas Eve to the Epiphany. This period is … Continue reading

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