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Dear Gramps,
I believe in the head covering for women as the Amish and Mennonite practice. What does the Mormon Church say about this issue?
Caroline, from Northfield, New Jersey

Dear Caroline,
We would commend any practice of showing reverence to the Lord in sacred places of worship. As you know, it was the practice in New Testament times for women to have their heads covered in places of worship. It was also forbidden them to speak in such places. The Mormon Church believes that these particular practices were customs of the times, and were not intrinsic to proper worship procedures. However, as an act of reverence, both men and women keep their heads covered in the holy temples of the Mormon Church. These temples are the very most sacred places of worship in the Mormon Church. In addition, patrons to the temples dress in white clothing, representing purity, and when it is necessary to converse, they speak in quiet reverential tones.
Gramps

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