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Well, it might be like this in theory, however, in practice, it is not necessary for a women to cover her head when entering Serbian Orthodox Monastery. Of course, it is necessary to be decently dressed in the same way like entering any other Christian church which mean no mini skirts, shorts or naked bally and sholders.


If they use the KJV or present Bible version, then yes they have to wear head-covering inside the church. I can't find any exemption to this, so I guess all Christian women MUST have her head covered whenever they enter church.

If a woman refuses to cover her head in church, then her her head must be shaved. 1 Cor 11:5-6

Women are REQUIRED to have their heads covered while in an Orthodox Church. It is customary and a sign of respect. May have a correlation to images we see of St.Mary/Mother Mary with her head covered in a shawl.

Although some may think it is "not required for a woman to cover her head" while in a Serbian Orthodox Monastery, I would not want to be the woman who walked in without a head covering-she would be told quickly, and in no uncertain terms that she needed a head covering. Are the monks and nuns "mean" for beng rather short, and to the point abot this? No, not at all. I would say the person woman going in without head covering is showing a complete disrespect for the monastics and the House of God-especially if she already knew she should have her head covered. Ignorance od the law, however, is no excuse. Anyone going to any Eastern Orthodox Monastery who would not check on the customs and requirements is going there frivolously and does not need to go. Monastics dedicate their lives to God; people coming in and, who, in the eyes of the monastics, and according to Orthodox Tradition, are showing disrespect for God and the Holy Icons, etc., are not "suffered gladly." Again-if someone is not serious enough about their visit to find out what is required, they should not go in the first place. A monastery is not a museum, a cinema, or an amusement park. It is not a place to go to satisfy idle curiousity. It is the House of God, amnd a place of repentance and prayer. Period.

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