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then why is it that women were not clean 40 days for boys and 80 days for a girl.
I think that it is necessary to not be quite so absolute in insisting on the canons, these are for bishops and priests to apply as a matter of pastoral care.
I am disagreeing with simply producing canons when people have questions as if that answered everything.
Canons are produced in particular circumstances and should not be applied to any and every situation as if they were universal.
There are canons about fasting for instance, but His Holiness is very insistent indeed in his writings that fasting is a matter of the rule provided by the spiritual father and is not a matter of simply applying a canon.
But I do disagree when a person quotes a canon as if that was all there was to the Christian life.
In the case of every behavioural canon it is a matter of 'Yes, but..'
Some Copts, especially the new generation in the US, do not know neither the rules nor the canons. As a result, we see young and adult females go and take communion while they have their period.
Others, take communion while not fasting nor fasting the nine hours.