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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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