Christian Headcoverings

To help in understanding why that Christian woman has something on her head
Free Book, Links to Articles and Information online, regarding 1 Corinthians 11, by Paul K. Williams

Is the Headcovering for Today?"
from Biblical Research Reports, By Joel Horst, analyzing several views of headcovering for today, using various Bible passages, and including links to other studies on this:

The Headcovering Directory
includes a brief doctrinal summary, and page like this one listing various articles on headcovering (all in favor of literal additional covering), online headcovering stores, and personal testimonies

Head Covering in Worship
in Simply Christians, by Ron Graham, this lesson examines the question of a man not wearing a head covering during worship, and a woman wearing one, from 1 Corinthians 11.

The Head Covering
from A 21st Century Puritanism, by Mitch Cervinka, a lengthy discussion, using Greek, History, and various Bible passages, looking at various applications of 1 Corinthians 11 for today

What is the Head Covering in 1 Cor 11:2-16, and does it apply to us today?
from, article By Daniel B. Wallace, analyzing 4 common views of headcovering for today, using various Bible passages

...Let her Be Veiled.
Truth in Heart Reformation Classics, In-depth study of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, edited by Tom Shank. History, Information, Photos of classical art depicting head coverings

The Christian Woman’s Veiling
by Harold S. Martin, A Bible Helps Tract from the Anabaptists - Information, History

The Woman’s Headcovering
from, by Michael Marlowe, Bible Research Internet Resources for Students of Scripture; using I Corinthiansm11:2-16. Research, Ancient Texts, using the Greek, Photos and Sources used. Includes applications for men.

by Bruce Terry, Christian Messenger Publishers - goes through 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, and evaluates arguments against head covering for Christian women

Head Covering, or Prayer Veil
Scroll Publishing - Explanation, History with Quotes from Early Christians, Photos. Links to audio, the book "Glories Seen and Unseen", and head coverings for purchase.

The Woman’s Head Covering
Faithful Generations, by Leonard E. Linsted from his book titled FACT OR FALLACY - Information, History, Links

The Glory of Man or The Glory of God
from the South African Bible Believers website - many Scriptures used,
Other related documents:

Woman, Prayer & Head Covering
from the Centurion, by Lynford Heron, of The Centurion Press - Information

"Command or Custom"
La Vista Church of Christ, article by Hiram O. Hutto, in answer to a question “Why do some women wear a cloth on their heads during worship?” Information, History, Links, Internal Links

Head Covering
from Light of Mashiach! Torah Observant Messianic Judaism, by Ellen Kavanaugh, Information, Q & A

On Account of the Angels: Why I Cover My Head
from Orthodox Christian Information Center, by Elisabet, including information and testimony

Validity and Value of Woman's Headcovering
By Daniel Botkin, well-researched article answering several responses with scripture, Greek and history

Christian Women's Devotional Headcovering
This short article is a tract which is available for free from the Gospel Tract & Bible Society, link provided at site.

The Headcoverings of Christadelphian Sisters
in Antipas, by Ron Abel. Series of questions and several internal links to other articles in this study of head covering.

Christian Headcovering Directory

Full of links (some of which are in this listing) for headcovering sites, including:

"Should Men Wear a Head Covering?"
02/15/2008 Sabbath Meeting Transcript from, discussing the passage in 1 Corinthians 11, plus many more in the Bible, concerning men covering or not covering their heads while praying. 

Specifically Roman Catholic Sites

Mantilla with Me
website with why, how and where articles, also Bible and Canon Law; external links to stores and other essays, and even how to make your own

"Wear Your Mantilla with Pride!"
from the Latin Mass Society's November 2003 Newsletter - Information, Personal Testimony

Catholic Nuns - from Cultural Catholic "We Like Being Catholic"
Photographs of Catholic Nuns around the world, through the years (5 scrolling pages)

"Head Coverings in Church"
from EWTN, by Colin B. Donovan, STL including Canon Law, Moral Law and Personal Piety

Headcovering for Catholic Women
from Catholic - Information, Links to other articles, books and places to buy coverings

"Veiling" - from Fish Eaters
Overview, including Definition, Bible scripture, and Descriptions, as well as external links for places to buy headcoverings

"The Veil" - Mater Dei Latin Mass Community
"The Unveiled Woman," by Jackie Freppon. found in the pages of the Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church

Catholic History - The Veil
By the Franciscans - History of the Veil and other traditions

The Chapel Veil - Veiling or Head Covering - Fully Explained
From The Catholic Knight blog; explanation from history and scripture

1 Corinthians 11:2-16

2NowI praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
3But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
4Every man who has something on his head while praying or prophesying disgraces his head.
5But every woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the woman whose head is shaved.
6For if a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her head.
7For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.
8For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man;
9for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake, but woman for the man's sake.
10Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
11However, in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
12For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things originate from God.
13Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,
15but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
16But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

You may want to try these sites:  

Covering Our Hair - Another Family Spot - "This is a collection of patterns and links to patterns to make various headcoverings, and some tips. "  Huge variety of styles.
Christian Coverings - veils, caps, bonnets, other hair accessories, and patterns too
She Maketh Herself Coverings - hand made veils, lace mantillas, snoods, doilies, scarves, hair accessories,patterns.
Tips for Headcoverings - Candle on the Hill - Veils, bonnets, caps. Patterns.  Includes separate page with tips and helps.
Plain and Simple Headcoverings - offers Mennonite, plain, and not-so-plain coverings and veils.  Patterns.  Includes pages with tips on fitting and wearing, and how to make a bun.  
Immaculate Heart Mantillas - sales of various lace veils and mantillas in several styles and sizes.
Modesty Veils - hand crafted, custom made chapel veils in lace and other materials, in several styles
Plainly Dressed - bonnets, caps, scarves of many styles
Prayer Veilings by Lydia of Purple - sales of a couple of affordable handmade styles.
Garlands Of Grace - beautiful handmade coverings, headbands and veils, some casual, some classy.
Cover Your - headbands, scarves, tiechels, snoods, chappones, hats and caps.  Includes how to tie tiechel, hair care tips.

Please also see the Headcoverings Illustrated links for more ideas.

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