Re: Entry to church after delivery
- Shlomo to Mr. Kochumon and all readers.
In the Holy Book we study about Mayalto of our Lord which our church
celebrate on Feb 2'nd. As per the custom, the time period for the
women who delivered to get purified was 40 days. This is the reason
why our church insists for the baptism after 40 days. And in
Malankara, traditionally it is done after 90/60 days. This period
is the special treatment period for the mother and the baby. Till
this period (baptism) neither the mother nor the baby go to church
or attend public functions.
Regarding the second point as you already know women who are
undergoing the monthly periods cannot participate in the holy
sacraments. This is written in the church canon also.
In his love
-- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Kochumon Mannicherry wrote:
>delivery. I have seen many times ladies entering to church after
> Dear friends
> I would like to ask a question regarding entry in to church after
delivery after some special prayers. What is this all about? Is there
> any reason why we do this and some ladies said there is a timelimit where they cannot enter in church.
> Thank you
> # 1019