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What Should I Wear?

April 11, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. Cyril of Jerusalem on how to choose our clothes.

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People have always debated about what constitutes “appropriate dress,” and seldom have those debates been more fierce than they are right now, where it seems that the challenge is to create clothes using as little actual fabric as possible.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem describes what we should look for in our clothing when he says,

But let your apparel be plain, not for adornment, but for necessary covering: not to minister to your vanity, but to keep you warm in winter, and to hide the unseemliness of the body: lest under the pretense of hiding the unseemliness, you fall under another kind of unseemliness by your extravagant dress.

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