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An informational catalog, or several catalogs, about Rite of passage.

Rites of passage in the ancient world

Cultural rites

One interesting comparison between various rites is whether they are unique to a culture at large, a subculture, or a particular religion. Any combination of these three settings can cause some unique compinations, and a person may go through several rites of passage throughout their lifetime.

Marriage

African cultural rites

European cultural rites

Asian cultural rites

Native American cultural rites

Religious rites

Every religion in the world has some form of a rite of passage for its participants, with some being more recognized than others. Here are some primary examples.


Christianity

Christianity varies greatly from its more traditional branches of Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy to groups such as Charismatics and Pentecostals. Nonetheless, they all have some form of rite of passage for their members.

Baptism, the sprinkling by, or immersion into, water is one such rite. Liturgical groups perform Baptism during infancy, symbolically dedicating the child to a Christian future. Some protestant denominations perform Baptism at the end of a confirmation process which indoctrinates the adherents in the basic teachings of the church. These confirmation processes usually end around the ages of 13-15 and are practiced by such groups as the Disciples of Christ and Methodists. Still other groups perform Baptism as an acceptance into membership or a recognition of conversion.

Confirmation...

Judaism

Bar-mitzvahs and Bat-mitzvahs

Hinduism

Islam

Buddhism