Why is it that women have to cover their head while entering a place of worship
When I was little, the answer given to me by my mother was "to capture the blessings'......
It used to be that women were expected to cover their heads and their arms and to not wear short skirts as a sign of respect for the sanctity of the place of worship.Since the places of worship were led by men ,it's possible that this was a measure to not be a temptation to men at the service.
Witness that women who joined the nunnery were covered but for the exception of face and hands.
Maybe showing my age,but wish that some measure of that should be in force today. I see women in church looking like they are at a beach party.
Men,on the other hand were normally covered from head to toe,but were never to wear the head covered out of respect for same. Or for some other hidden agenda.
That may have been the case years ago, but now, we don't cover our heads in church. I live in California, and here I have never seen that, but maybe in other countries they still do that...I don't know.
It is based on the interpretation of scripture (1 Corinthians 11) that says that women should cover their heads when worshiping. Not everyone agrees about what this means.
Didn't know it was in the scripture! Thanks for pointing it out. If it is in the scripture then why is it not being followed? Was it changed by God, or someone else? Wondering!
It's a matter of interpretation. Some Christian denominations take it literally and some, figuratively.
It is a sign of respect. Not only women but men are also expected to cover their heads while entering a place of worship.
Though now nobody follows it nowadays.
in 1 Corinthians 11- both MEN AND WOMEN had their heads covered, in Jewish culture, a covering over the head signifies being covered by authority. Men wore and still wear Yarmulkes.... As time went on and people forgot the original purpose for the head covering, folk just stopped wearing them, women, and men.
According to 1 Corinthians 11, Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and the head of Christ is God. Man should not cover his head when prophesying or praying in church because he is the image and glory of God. To do so would disgrace his head. But for a woman, if she leaves her head uncovered, she shames her head, as if she were shaved, because she does not submit to the authority of man and exposes her head to the angels.
In our church, the women do not cover their heads anymore, because the hair is supposedly sufficient covering nowadays. Some still practice this by wearing a black covering on top of their heads.
They only have to because they are regarded as slaves among those who have assimilated Sharia Law as their calling.
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