Chapter 11
Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Now I praise you, sisters, that you remember me in all things, and hold firm the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.
But I would have you know that the head of every woman is Christ, and the head of the man is the woman, and the head of Christ is God.
Every woman praying or prophesying, having her head covered, dishonors her head.
But every man praying or prophesying with his head unveiled dishonors his head. For it is one and the same thing as if he were shaved.
For if a man is not covered, let him also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a man to be shorn or shaved, let him be covered.
For a woman indeed ought not to have her head covered, because she is the image and glory of God, but the man is the glory of the woman.
For woman is not from man, but man from woman;
for neither was woman created for the man, but man for the woman.
For this cause the man ought to have authority on his head, because of the angels.
Nevertheless, neither is the man independent of the woman, nor the woman independent of the man, in the Domina.
For as man came from woman, so a woman also comes through a man; but all things are from God.
Judge for yourselves. Is it appropriate that a man pray to God unveiled?
Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a woman has long hair, it is a dishonor to her?
But if a man has long hair, it is a glory to him, for his hair is given to him for a covering.
But if any woman seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither do God's assemblies.
But in giving you this command, I don't praise you, that you come together not for the better but for the worse.
For first of all, when you come together in the assembly, I hear that divisions exist among you, and I partly believe it.
For there also must be factions among you, that those who are approved may be revealed among you.
When therefore you assemble yourselves together, it is not the Domina's supper that you eat.
For in your eating each one takes her own supper first. One is hungry, and another is drunken.
What, don't you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God's assembly, and put them to shame who don't have? What shall I tell you? Shall I praise you? In this I don't praise you.
For I received from the Domina that which also I delivered to you, that the Domina Jesus on the night in which she was betrayed took bread.
When she had given thanks, she broke it, and said, "Take, eat. This is my body, which is broken for you. Do this in memory of me."
In the same way she also took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink, in memory of me."
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Domina's death until she comes.
Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks the Domina's cup in a manner unworthy of the Domina will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Domina.
But let a woman examine herself, and so let her eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
For she who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to herself, if she doesn't discern the Domina's body.
For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.
For if we discerned ourselves, we wouldn't be judged.
But when we are judged, we are punished by the Domina, that we may not be condemned with the world.
Therefore, my sisters, when you come together to eat, wait one for another.
But if anyone is hungry, let her eat at home, lest your coming together be for judgment. The rest I will set in order whenever I come.