How to Conduct Yourself in Church


If you have attended your church most of your life, you are probably aware of the correct protocol on how to act in the Church. But, what if you’re invited to a church you’ve never been to before? Do you know the proper etiquette for visiting a new place of worship? You don’t have to spend your days preparing for a new church and memorizing their songbook. You can still count on good manners to make your visit pleasant.

As a rule, in most churches, men do not wear hats. If you are unsure on what to do, start by observing the way others are acting. If you are visiting a Catholic church for the first time, and if you don’t know when to kneel or when to sit, watch the people around you. Of course, you are not required to perform all the rituals of a church that you are visiting. Priests in Catholic churches understand that you may be just visiting, when persons from other denominations choose not to genuflect before the cross or an icon. A visitor in most churches is just that, someone who is visiting. In addition, you will probably find that folks in that new church will get out of their way to make you feel welcome.

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Now, most of us only visit other churches for occasions such as weddings, funerals, etc. A few people, however, might not have a church of their own and are looking for a place to fit in. In this instance, it might not be a bad idea to do a little research on the church and its beliefs, along with any rituals peculiar to their congregation. Simple rules such as dressing modestly, being polite and respectful and conducting yourself with proper reverence are the keys to feeling at home in almost any church.

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