Travel Tips and Advice

Brad

Christian Church Etiquette

Added by Brad December 10, 2011
  • Take off shoes in some churches. In Ethiopia, for instance, visitors are expected to take their shoes off. In American churches, though, that's not usually the case.
  • Cover your shoulders and knees. It's polite to avoid wearing a sleeveless top or short shorts. Bring a sweater or shawl to cover up, and wear knee-length pants and skirts.
  • Ask permission before taking pictures. Some Italian churches don't allow cameras at all, so check first before taking pictures or filming.
  • Don't cross your legs. When seated in Greek Orthodox churches, refrain from crossing your legs.

original source: http://www.bbc.com/travel/blog/20110616-travelwise-religious-tourism-etiquette