There are three main Customs of Christianity :
: After 40 days of Birth, a Christian Child receives its
first sacranment. This rite called the Churching is performed by the
priest in the presence of the child, hi parents and his entire family.
In this ceremony, the childs feet are dipped in the holy water and thus
the child is admitted to Christianity.
First Holy Communion
: In this Ceremony, the child of the age
ten years takes the responsibility that he mature enough and takes the
responsibility of his religion. If the child is Catholic, he receives
religious instructions for at least a month before the ceremony and is
orally tested for his knowledge on Christianity. After this the child is
given the Sacrament of being a Christian by the Bishop.
: In Christian Marriage, the bride and the bridegroom,
meet the Parish Priest a month before the actual marriage ceremony to
learn about their responsibilities. On the Marriage day, the bride and
the bridegroom exchange vows and wedding rings to solmenize their
Places of Pilgrimage
Bom Jesus Church
- The Bom Jesus which is in Old Goa has the
body of St. Francis Xaviers lying in Calm and Peace. The Duke of
Tuscancy donated four beautiful bronze panels depicting the Saints life
Scenes. An Italian Lady Fransesca de Sopranis, donated a costly silver
statue of the Saint which too lies here. People from world over come
here to visit this Pilgrimage of
Begum Samrus Church
- St. Marys Church Sardhana, is known as
Begum Samrus Church. The Church is named after its builder - Begum Samru
who constructed it in the year 1822. The Church has a beautiful marble
monument of the Begum Samru lying at the entrance of the Church.
St Marys Church
- The first English Church in India - the St.
Marys Church was built in the year 1680 A.D.in Chennai. This Protestant
Church is one of the many churches in Indian which epitomes the legend
of Mother Mary rather than Jesus Christ.