In the modern times this issue has brought much controversy. Why should this issue bring so much strife? Is it not a scriptual issue that needs to be settled? Historic interpretation of these verses would tell us that they are dealing with a literal cloth veil. Only in modern times has interpretation changed on this. 1 Corinthians 11: 1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God. 13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. Verse two tells us that this covering is an ordinance of the church along with communion. In verse three, we see that it is to show headship or submission. This is why the headcovering is known as a headship veiling. The order of authority is God->Christ->Man->Woman. Verse ten speaks of the women having power on her head because of the angels. If this covering was hair, many lost women would have power on their heads. In verse 13 we are told this is a matter that we must judge in ourselves. Verse 15 tells us that the hair was given for a covering. making it sound as if there are two coverings. "The word cover, as employed in verses 4-7, is derived from the Greek Katakalupto and means "veil." Consequently, some Bible versions properly use here the terms veiled and unveiled. The expression, "Woman's Veiling" is therefore altogether proper." -Christian light publications What is everyones opinion on this matter?