Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Veil: Respect Before God and Honor to Women (Excellent Video)

According to the Code of Canon Law of 1917 (Canon 1262 §2)[1], the custom of women covering their head and men keeping it uncovered, is a tradition of apostolic origin stressed by Saint Paul [2]. As such, it is in force without it being explicitly ordained in the new Code. Unfortunately, this omission has led to its disuse. However, it would be a very good thing if Christian women knew the reason of this custom, that comes to us from the Apostles, and wore the veil again. Hence the importance of analyzing all the reasons exposed in this video. In fact, there are several churches, particularly those where the traditional rite of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated, where this beautiful custom has returned to the House of God. We pray so that it becomes a widespread practice once again throughout the Church, despite the lack of understanding of some people, and opposition of those who do not love the ancient traditions of the Church.

[1] Canon 1262 §2: “The men should assist at Divine Services, either in Church or outside of it, with uncovered heads, unless the approved customs of the people or peculiar circumstances demand the contrary; the women should assist in modest dress and with head covered, especially when they approach the table of the Lord.”
[2] “But every woman praying (in public)… with her head not covered, disgraceth her head… Doth it become a woman to pray (in public) unto God uncovered?” Saint Paul, 1 Corinthians 11, 5, 13.