Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pondering Headcoverings

In the past, I've read with curiosity Alana's and Juliana's posts about head coverings.

On my lunch break today, I was reading about Mimi's retreat and ended up over on Xenia Kate's blog. Her post about her new snood reminded me of something my son said last week.

He was walking with his papa through the local university campus and saw a young arabic lady with a full headcovering. Little Builder pointed to her and said, "look, Papa! She looks like a saint!"

I don't wear a full-time headcovering or even wear one all that often to our new church. I did at our old one, because almost all the women did and we shared a meaning together. Almost no one does at our new parish, and since I feel separated instead of sharing together, I often don't wear one anymore. But there are times that I would like to... in and out of church.

I suppose that having my son look at me and think "saint" wouldn't be terrible! If only I could LIVE like one...


  1. Thank you for sharing. I've often thought about this.

  2. Yes, thanks for sharing this.

    I don't wear a headcovering either, but I can't find any excuse for not wearing on in church. St. Paul admonishes us to do it. So why don't we????

    Beats me. Maybe I'll start. I actually look good in hats.

  3. I am the only one in my parish that wears a head covering every time I am there...even if it is for Vespers or just to water plants. I wear either a hat or a scarf.

    Sometimes I receive comments from the women. "Oh how nice! I wish we would go back to that all the time." My response, "What is stopping you?" :o)

    The men, on the other hand, made rather rude remarks until I had to speak to Father who put a stop to it.

    I say go for it! It has been a true blessing to me.

  4. I agree. I began to wear a head covering about 10 years ago as many women wore them. My husband appreciates it and it seems to put me in a better place during worship. I have attended other parishes where women do not wear them but I felt dishonest taking it off to accommodate the women. I feel I an wearing it before God and the Angels, first and foremost.

  5. What a beautiful comment from your son! I do wear one at church, but not out and about or to work or at home. But, I do know some women who wear snoods all the time.

    It was kind of a slow realization for me that it was a step that I needed to take.

  6. I wear the headscarf, all the time, and I love it. I'm the only one in my worship group who does, but people get used to it pretty quickly. If you really want to, go for it!

  7. I'm definitely not a saint, but how many people are?