Why is it that women have to cover their head while entering a place of worship

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  1. ram_m profile image65
    ram_mposted 9 years ago

    Why is it that women have to cover their head while entering a place of worship

  2. msorensson profile image68
    msorenssonposted 9 years ago

    When I was little, the answer given to me by my mother was "to capture the blessings'......

  3. baygirl33 profile image58
    baygirl33posted 9 years ago

    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.

  4. profile image0
    oceansiderposted 9 years ago

    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.

  5. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. LaThing profile image62
      LaThingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
      Dubuquedogtrainerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's a matter of interpretation. Some Christian denominations take it literally and some, figuratively.

  6. Prankita profile image69
    Prankitaposted 9 years ago

    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.

  7. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 9 years ago

    It was commanded by God that womens' heads be covered.

    1. Judah's Daughter profile image73
      Judah's Daughterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Dave, while 1 Cor 11 speaks of why a woman should cover her head when praying or prophesying, there is no command of God (10 Commandments) or the Law of Moses that commands women to cover their heads.

  8. royalblkrose profile image60
    royalblkroseposted 9 years ago

    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.

  9. dezalyx profile image93
    dezalyxposted 9 years ago

    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.

  10. andrew savage profile image57
    andrew savageposted 9 years ago

    They only have to because they are regarded as slaves among those who have assimilated Sharia Law as their calling.


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