Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Headcoverings in the Black Church

 I came across this video on YouTube and I was surprised at all the veiled ladies. It is footage of
 Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey at some special service which I understand to be a consecration service. Many of ladies are dressed in white with white veilings.

To those of you who don't know who Thomas Dorsey was he was a gospel song writer who suffered a tremendous loss which inspired  him to write the song " Precious Lord, Take My Hand."  He was known as the "Father of Gospel Music". He went to be with the Lord in 1993 and there will never be another Thomas Dorsey. Perhaps a close second would be Andre Crouch who went to be with the Lord a couple of months ago.

Anyway, getting back to the veilings, I remember seeing ladies when I was a little girl going to church dresses like that. They looked so pretty!

When didn't go to church much when I was a little girl but we listened to live black churches on the radio in the morning and evenings.Gospel music was so much better back then than it is now.
So anyway, I was so excited to see these ladies. There is a closeup in the video of one a lady who reminded me of my mother.


  1. They look so beautiful in their white dress and veils.

  2. When I was growing up sometimes I would go to church with my grandma. One woman there ALWAYS had a hat on, even outside of church. She was a good friend to my grandma and we saw her quite often outside of church. When I began reading the bible and saw the verses on headcovering, my mind went back to Mrs. Casperson and her hat. It was her covering! The connection was very special to me and I believe she was a godly woman who is now with the Lord.


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