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Coverings for the human body, first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 3

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Men covering their heads in Catholic churches?

Are Christian (Catholic) men allowed to cover their head? I've told no they can't, because Paul said not too, or some say yes, because Jesus himself did, and what Paul says didn't matter, but if a man ...
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What is significance of the pallbearers' red-black-red armbands during Navalny's funeral?

During Alexei Navalny's (Russian Orthodox) funeral on March 1, 2024, multiple photos show the pallbearers wearing the same red-black-red armbands on the left arm, as seen in Photos: Crowds attend ...
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What happened to Jesus' clothes?

Are there any legends about what happened to Jesus's clothes after they were distributed? Any legends about the people that received them?
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Why are discalced Carmelites discalced?

Why are discalced Carmelites discalced (don't wear shoes)? I think there are other religious orders that don't wear shoes, too.
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Reference request about Catholic mitres within the Latin Rite?

Reference request about Catholic mitres within the Latin Rite? I desire to try my hand at making a mitre that is no longer in style within the Roman Rite. I am fixed on this one from the Catholic ...
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Did women in Bible times always cover their upper bodies in public?

A few years back there was an interesting topic on StackExchange related to the question of "Does the Bible command women to cover their breasts?" In studying Genesis 3:21, where God made ...
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Why did the Romans put Jesus' clothes on him again, just to take it off later? (Matt.27:31; Jn. 19:23) Was nakedness not allowed on temple ground?

Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Roman Antiquities 7.69.2): The men ordered to lead the slave to his punishment, having stretched out both his arms and fastened them to a piece of wood which extended ...
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What are the historical and scriptural reasons why women are prohibited and/or discouraged from wearing pants in some churches?

Note: I'm little surprised that this question had not been asked before. I've noticed that some churches place more emphasis on the issue of modesty than others. In more exaggerated cases, some ...
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Did Jesus have a cover on the head?

Is there any referring in the holy books regarding Jesus if he covered his head? And if not, based on what a lot of pastors/bishops or pop, cover their head? (of course, different types and forms of ...
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Should a priest refuse communion to the inappropriately dressed woman when she approaches to receive it?

Should a priest refuse communion to the inappropriately dressed woman when she approaches to receive? For example, a woman comes dressed with a short dress or bare shoulders in the church, and she ...
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Do JWs have vestments, clothing, or "sacred" or symbolic objects that are used for any particular occasion or position?

Different denominations have different sacred items and garbs available for priests, bishops, and the like. For example, this Wikipedia article on vestments mentions that such liturgical garments are ...
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What is this (presumably Catholic) uniform?

Yesterday, at a restaurant in Rome, at the table next to mine, there were seated four people: a Catholic priest (in a kind of cassock), two lay people, and the woman in the photo, who apparently wears ...
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A canon priest's impressive clothing

Agustín Fernández de San Vicente, Canon of the Cathedral of Durango, traveled in 1822 to California as a political emissary. He was a gambler and a dandy who, unsurprisingly, dressed better than the ...
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What is the origin of vicars/priests wearing the white dog collar?

What is the origin of vicars/priests wearing the white dog collar, and is there a scriptural basis for such an item?
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Did Jesus wear premium clothes?

In John 19:23, it is said that Jesus clothes were not ripped because they were seamless and woven in one piece from top to bottom. Does that mean Jesus used to wear premium clothes? Since the ...
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How do the Assemblies of God interpret 1 Corinthians 11:2–6?

I attend an Assemblies of God church and my pastor's attitude towards expectation of attire within the church is very lax. That being the case, what is the AG/Pentecostal interpretation of 1 ...
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In the Catholic Church, other than cardinals, are there any other prelates that may don red cassocks?

In the Catholic Church, the clerical dress (cassock) of cardinals is scarlet red in color. Are there any other catholic prelates who may don red cassocks?
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Religious Clothing

Muslims have a concept of religious clothing that Muslim's Prophet Muhammad was used to wear like: long shirts, short pents, round cap, etc. I wanna know that does Christianity also has such concept ...
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What religious order do these nuns belong to?

The habit of these nuns includes no guimpe (or a black one), a black veil, a white wimple, a rectangular white coif: Which order do they belong to? (I couldn't find anything quite like it on ...
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Why do priests wear a white collar?

Is there a scriptural and/or historical reason why priests wear those white collars? When did that start and why?
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What do red garments represent for leaders in the Catholic church? [duplicate]

Why do leaders in the Roman Catholic Church wear red garments? I understand that the color red can mean a variety of things (Holy Spirit, Pentecost, presence of God, blood of martyrs, etc.), but what ...
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Why do Indian Christian women wear head coverings?

It is known that many Indian Christian women wear head coverings during religious services. They may cover their heads with the end of a sari, which is a traditional garment worn by Hindu Indian women....
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What kind of clothes did Jesus wear?

There are a couple references in the Gospels indicating what Jesus wore, but not many. His undergarment was 'seamless' according to John 19:23. He also may have had the 'fringes' or 'tassels' of the ...
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Are Many Christians postmodern in their approach to modesty? [closed]

Christians have a wide variety of opinions concerning modesty. Many say that if you believe you should dress a different way than that is fine for you--just don't impose your beliefs on us--because ...
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Can we know anything about Jesus' appearance from the Bible?

We know something about Jesus' clothes, that He wore sandals and that He wore a seamless undergarment. Are there any other clues in the Bible as to His physical appearance?
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How should we dress when attending church? [closed]

What are some verses from the Bible which instructs us on our attire when attending church worship services and activies? Is "formal" dress good / bad / required / optional / recommended?
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