A chapel in the Armenian Orthodox Cathedral of St. James in the Old City of Jerusalem marks the place where a head of Apostle Paul is reputed to be buried, on the site of his beheading.

Paul explains why Women should be covering their hair

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“If a man is wearing a long hair it is a disgrace to him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory?” (Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 11, 14-15)

A prosecutor of early Christians Saul of Tarsus who later converted to Christ and became known as Paul is to be considered among scholars the only genuine author of at least 8 books from the Bible. As it is believed, without his teachings Christianity as we know it today would not exist. Yet some insist he corrupted the teachings of Jesus Christ. Among his writings to different 1st century churches in letters to Corinthians is the chapter where he explains why women should be wearing head coverings. Although this was a common thing for a woman to wear in various cultures even centuries before Jesus even existed. As Paul wrote, a woman who is not wearing a head cover is dishonoring herself therefore her head should be shaved. But by doing it so she would be disgracing herself and shaming her husband. Because a woman is a glory to his man as a man is made in the image of God.

Saint Paul’s Cathedral Outside The Walls in Rome, Italy is according to tradition the burial place of the Apostle Paul. Paul’s stone coffin was confirmed to be under the main altar in the basilica.

Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife[a] is her husband,[b] and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife[c] who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.[d] 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God. 

(1 Corinthians 11, 2-16)


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