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1st Level Cleric [Apr. 15th, 2013|06:08 am]
Peter
It looks like I'll be tonsured a reader on Sunday.

Eek.


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[User Picture]From: pastorlenny
2013-04-15 12:50 pm (UTC)
Mazel tov.
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[User Picture]From: christina_tm
2013-04-15 03:04 pm (UTC)
I am not familiar with the verb "to tonsure."
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[User Picture]From: martiancyclist
2013-04-15 10:02 pm (UTC)
It refers to any ritual haircut.

In this case, strictly speaking, I'll be tonsured into the clergy (a symbolic cutting of four bits of hair, making the sign of the Cross on my head), then subsequently made (there's no good English verb for it) a reader, which is the lowest rank of clergy. There's a reading test, too -- the bishop will give me a random epistle passage to read, to prove that I'm literate.
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[User Picture]From: asciilifeform
2013-04-15 10:57 pm (UTC)
> There's a reading test...

In which language?
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[User Picture]From: martiancyclist
2013-04-16 10:09 am (UTC)
I really hope it's in English; while I can sound out Slavonic, it would be slow and painful. The two books look very different, though, so I doubt they'll get mixed up.
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[User Picture]From: asciilifeform
2013-04-21 04:48 pm (UTC)
So, are you "going pro," or will you become a part-time priest?
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[User Picture]From: martiancyclist
2013-04-21 08:54 pm (UTC)
Reader is a volunteer job, as is subdeacon; they don't entail a whole lot outside of church services. Deacon is a bit larger of a job, and is technically paid (not much, though); priests, in the Russian church, are allegedly part time (and paid accordingly). At this point, I'm just a reader.
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[User Picture]From: thormonger
2013-04-17 10:57 am (UTC)
Congratulations and Axios! I'm sure you'll do well!
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