(Closed) church service question-hand shaking?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Does your church have a passing of the peace/hand shaking as part of the service?
    yes, always : (39 votes)
    80 %
    yes, sometimes : (7 votes)
    14 %
    nope! : (2 votes)
    4 %
    other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    958 posts
    Busy bee

    My church does a “say hi to your neighbors” thing. We shake hands with that.

    Post # 4
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    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Yes, I grew up catholic in nj and the handshaking is in pa where I love now too. I thought it was ” give sign of peace ” at least that’s how I remember it

    Post # 6
    Member
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Most churches I church shopped in the south did that! 

    Post # 7
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ve never been to a church that hasn’t done this. I always thought it was a catholic thing?

    Post # 8
    Member
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    This is standard in Catholic mass!

    Post # 10
    Member
    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s a standard in the Episcopal church. I love it!

    Post # 11
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    2495 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our catholic services through school and the church had this.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    This became a part of Catholic mass following Vatican II in the ’60s. Some very conservative Catholics still refuse to do it, and there are a few parishes out there where it never really took hold. In most places it’s become standard by this point.

    Post # 13
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve never been to a church of any denomination that didn’t do something along these lines.  Honestly I hate it on the rare occasion I go- it’s awkward, I never know how far down the aisle to go, and I always get the weirdo who wants to lean halfway across the pew or across 2 or 3 to shake hands and it’s just difficult.

    Post # 15
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    2282 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine does. I think it’s pretty big in Presbyterian churches all over. One I went to for a while when I lived in NJ was huge on this – they did it in every service, and those people didn’t just shake the hands of those around them, they traversed the entire sanctuary and sought out people way on the other side. Startled me at first, but I really liked it. 

    It’s a nice way to make sure guests and visitors get some attention, and it’s a nice way once you’re a member to connect with the people around you. 

    Post # 16
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    11242 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    When I went to church (Methodist), we did this every Sunday.

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