Skip to comments.I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by
Posted on 04/11/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT by Salvation
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Altar Boys, Choir Girls.
As it should be!
This event is at our parish...and run live on EWTN
"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,[a] and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her headit is the same as having her head shaved. 6 For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head. 7 A man ought not to cover his head,[b] since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own[c] head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.
13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practicenor do the churches of God."
Of course they are Scripture, never-the-less totally ignored by almost all "bible-believing" Christians in America today.
Overseas...it's another matter. Thanks be to God!
It's too bad that, starting with our women...Americans are so rebellious today.
Oh, that passage is I Corinthians 11:1-15.
Given the state of religion in this country today, we should be thankful for those who do show up for church - hats or not.
I miss sermons being preached on a hill.
Thanks for the biblical quotes.
When I was praying for my husband to convert, I covered my head out of respect. I believed this was subservient to God, so I didn’t want anything to make me stand out.
I got a chapel cap in black and wore it until he converted. Few people noticed.
(Thank you St. Monica for your intercession!)
This is wonderful. Someone has to start it. By the little ones shall we be taught?
(U know your daughter is no longer a little one, but ......)
The first time my mom saw a woman in church without a hat she thought the world was coming to an end. Now I give out bulletins at the door at my church, and I often have to avert my eyes to avoid appearing to ogle low-cut tops and butt-high hems. Eye contact......eye contact......
Most of the women at the Anglican Church we visited for a christening on Easter were wearing hats. The church we attended in Atlanta had a large number of women who wore hats or something lacy on their heads. The church we attend in Raleigh not many.
Yeah well I miss men being men. Three years ago when my son was a newborn I sat cross legged on the floor and fed him during Christmas eve mass. This year I did the same with my daughter. We attend mass every week yet have no place to sit during Christmas and Easter masses. I have yet to be offered a seat by an able bodied male.
Tuning out your small children is a major strategic error. Even your spouse may get up to who-knows-what atrocities while you're recollected!
Wearing a veil - or my hat with the big red rose on the back - will have to wait for my Retirement Years, I'm afraid.
“Habib” means “beloved.” Its use responding to a post about JFK made me snicker a little, but the feminine is “habiba” and the plural “habibi.”
“Habib” really calls to mind one Barack Hussein Obama ...
I adore hats! There is nowhere to buy them locally where I live. Any good online shops?
I think Craftmore meant hijab.
At my parish in Havana, some of the women wore tube tops and very short shorts to Mass.
If you look up mantillas you will find some in colors.
I found a wonderful white wide brimmed hat at a local Oregon store. Keep looking.
Where I live (in the Southwest) it is very unusual for men to wear a tie to Sunday Mass, even in middle class areas. Our suburban parish sanctuary holds about 1000 people and on a good day you’ll see a dozen ties. They really stand out here.
I’ve often thought that the fear of looking holier than thou in Church as somewhat overblown—most people are much too self-absorbed to give much thought to how others are coming across (I admit this may be a bigger problem in smaller parishes. All of the parishes I’ve belonged to have been on the large size).
I remember when young men knew enough to take off their hats when coming inside. They now even sit at the dinner table (not MY dinner table) wearing their baseball hats.
You’re right. Someohow I managed five, though with a hat on.