As a Tewahedo Orthodox Girl, it is important to dress with modesty. Modesty means virtue in thought, language, and dress. You do not need nor should you ever feel the need to wear anything that is provocative, revealing or indecent. If there is anyone or anything in your life that makes you feel that way, then it is definitely time for you to evaluate your relationship with that person or thing.
We must respect our body not only in church, but everywhere we go. You represent Christ EVERYWHERE and at all times. Always remember, anything of God does not have worldly value or merit. Therefore, do not rely on magazines or televisions to tell you how you should dress. Instead go to the Scriptures.
The following Scriptures are explicit on how we are to dress modestly:
“ Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4 (NKJV)
“ in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” 1 Timothy 2:9-10 (NKJV)
“The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace;Her clothing is woven with gold. Psalm 45:13 (NKJV)
You are a King’s daughter; let your clothing be fine and beautiful. Clothing that is refined, graceful, respectful and modest.
-Author: Selam Seyoum