Tag: Head Coverings

Headscarves, Modern Orthodoxy, and Telling Women What to Do
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Women in the Church

Headscarves, Modern Orthodoxy, and Telling Women What to Do

Dr. Katherine Kelaidis recently published a piece in this forum on ‘Headscarves, Modesty, and Modern Orthodoxy.’ The article, a loving homage to Kelaidis’s grandmother, aunts, and mother, describes the pressures faced by Greek immigrant women of the American Mountain West two generations ago, by contemporary Muslim women, and by Orthodox women under Ottoman rule. Acknowledging…

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Headscarves, Modesty, and Modern Orthodoxy
Culture and Arts, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Women in the Church

Headscarves, Modesty, and Modern Orthodoxy

by Katherine Kelaidis Yiayia Kay kept her scarves in the far upper right hand corner of the long light oak dresser. By the time I was old enough to remember, she never took them out except to garden. She would drape one of the silk covers over her perfectly coiffed hair to protect it against…

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Submission, Sexism, and Head Coverings
Women in the Church

Submission, Sexism, and Head Coverings

by Mark Arey The recent visit of the President and First Lady to the Vatican raised again the question of head coverings for women in the Christian context. Many Christians perpetuate a theology of women’s submission to men that is symbolized by head coverings, based on a Scriptural text (First Corinthians 11:3-16). In 11:5, Paul…

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