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St Mary Coptic Orthodox Church In Delaware - Common Customs among Orthodox Christians and Jews

Common Customs among Orthodox Christians and Jews

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 + In churches and in synagogues, men sit on one side and women on the other side.

 

+ Women cover their heads.

 

+ Women don’t lead the service or stand on the altar.

 

+ Taking the blessings of the flag with the Cross by touching it with our hands and then kissing our hands during a procession in the Church. The Jewish people do the same with the Torah during the procession in the Temple.

 

+ Fasting before some feasts.

 

+ Believe in only one God.

 

+ In our Liturgy we pray for the leaders and elders of our church. In a daily Jewish pray called the Amidah the Jews also pray for the elders and leaders of their Temple.

 

+ Bend at the waist at specific times during the service.

 

+ Nearly hide our face while praying during specific times.

 

+ Baptism.

 

+ Circumcision of male children.

 

+ Practice most of the 613 Mosaic Laws which are perfected in Christ.

 

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