“…le voile des femmes était compris comme faisant parti du protocole liturgique pour rendre un culte en public.” – John Murray [1898-1975] (Professeur, Séminaire Théologique de Westminster)1) Head Coverings and Decorum in Worship: Une lettre de John Murray. Point #5
Les Écritures nous enseignent que le voile est requis pour prier ou prophétiser.
Une question importante se pose alors : prier et prophétiser… mais où ?
Certains comprennent cette ordonnance comme s’appliquant à la fois aux lieux publics et privés. Et comme nous sommes tenus de “prier sans cesse” (1 Thess 5:17) les femmes doivent alors se couvrir d’un voile à plein temps.
D’autres comprennent le voile comme une ordonnance qui ne s’applique qu’au sein de l’église locale, lorsque les croyants se réunissent pour adorer ensemble. On adhère à ce point de vue en regardant le contexte dans lequel se trouve le passage sur le voile.
Ouvrons la Bible et examinons la situation du passage qui traite du voile.
Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.
Head Covering in Real Life (Radical Christian Woman) “I’ve asked some of the wonderful ladies in my head covering group to share their photos of everyday head covering in real life situations. I appreciate these ladies letting me use their photos. Pictures like the ones below are a constant encouragement to my head covering life.”
Faith in the Head Covering (Another Radical Reformation) “I believe God wants women to cover their heads when praying or prophesying and men to uncover their heads while praying or prophesying, but I don’t think He ever intended for it to be elevated to the level that we [anabaptists] have turned it into.”
A day in the life… to cover or not to cover (The Creation Order Mandate) “I have been covering since February 2015, fast forward to October. I can liken my experience to a roller coaster ride. But, most of the “dips” were built by my own two hands because I didn’t trust my judgment about the passage, didn’t enjoy being “different”, and believed everyone was against me about it.”
Store (Radical Christian Woman) NO LONGER FOR SALE DUE TO PRINTING ISSUE Elaine Mingus has a few head covering products for sale on her site. She has head covering shirts and a mug. Well designed! Just click on “Apparel” or “Mugs” on the tabs below.
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Have you ever wished that you could sit at the feet of a woman that has covered for a long time and listen to their experiences with head covering? What kind of questions would you ask? What advice would they give?
We surveyed seven women that have been covering for 10+ years and found so much wisdom that we just had to share it with other head covering women. Though their stories are different in many ways, we wanted to share the similarities in order to encourage you in your walk with head covering.
First Memories of Head Covering
Choosing to obey the Lord’s call to cover your head is only half the head covering battle. Many women faced internal and external opposition from themselves, friends and family during their first moments as a head covering Christian woman.
“I will never forget the utter fear I felt taking a step outside my front door the first day I wore one. Every time I went to a new place, or seen someone who hadn’t seen me cover before it was hard. I knew I would have to have the explanations ready,” Eleanor, who has covered since 2001, says.
Carolyn, a head coverer of 23 years, says a friend asked her if she was cleaning her house the first time she saw her wearing a simple bandana over her head.
Sometimes beginning head covering can be heartbreaking, especially when the opposition comes from family. Mrs. Robinson has covered for 13 years, remembers a conversation between her and her grandmother, a pastor’s wife.
“My grandmother hated it. [She said], ‘Why can’t you let everyone see your amazing hair? You look ridiculous.'”
Despite the obstacles in head covering, there is some time-honored advice for other head covering ladies. Read more