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Many Orthodox Christian women wear headcovering as a sign of obedience to God and in imitation of the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary. While some wear the headcovering only at church services or during private prayers, others elect to wear it full time.

An Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper holds a candle during the Holy Fire ceremony at the Ethiopian section of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)

Many Orthodox Christian women wear headcovering as a sign of obedience to God and in imitation of the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary. While some wear the headcovering only at church services or during private prayers, others elect to wear it full time.

An Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper holds a candle during the Holy Fire ceremony at the Ethiopian section of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)