Rights & Customs

How to Wear an Orthodox Head Scarf

How to Wear an Orthodox Head Scarf

In the Eastern Orthodox Christian and Orthodox Jewish faiths, it is common for women to cover their hair with a scarf as a sign of modesty. Jewish scarves are called tichels or ...

Naval Blessings for Funerals

Naval Blessings for Funerals

The Navy's funeral ceremony generally follows specific rituals. You can even find military manuals about the proper order and wording of each stage of the funeral. In many cases, ...

How Did the Byzantine & Islamic Empires Influence the World Today?

How Did the Byzantine & Islamic Empires Influence the World Today?

Though the Byzantine Empire and the great Islamic empires have long since disappeared, the influence they had on modern society can still be felt today. We owe many medical ...

Medieval Religious Laws

Medieval Religious Laws

In medieval Europe, Christianity, and specifically Roman Catholicism, dominated all aspects of life in Europe, influencing everyone from kings to beggars. All aspects of medieval ...

Description of a Greek Orthodox Christening

Description of a Greek Orthodox Christening

Christening is a word associated with the baptism of children. Through christening, a child is ritually reborn in Christ and "named" in the Book of Life as one of those ...