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Romanian term or phrase:a fi tuns in monahism
English translation:was tonsured
Entered by: Mihaela Ghiuzeli
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13:07 Jan 30, 2009
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Religion
Romanian term or phrase: a fi tuns in monahism
Rămas văduv, a fost tuns în monahism, hirotonit şi înscăunat ca episcop al xx la xx.
adinag
Local time: 07:22
was tonsured
Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsure

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Note added at 7 mins (2009-01-30 13:14:16 GMT)
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Da. Se pare ca este si ca verb; "he was given the monastic tonsure".

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Note added at 33 mins (2009-01-30 13:40:13 GMT)
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Monastic tonsure (of which there are three grades: Rassophore, Stavrophore and the Great Schema), is the rite of initiation into the monastic state, symbolic of cutting off of self-will. Orthodox monks traditionally never cut their hair or beards after receiving the monastic tonsure as a sign of the consecration of their lives to God (reminiscent of the Vow of the Nazirite).

Clerical tonsure is done prior to ordination to any rank, such as reader.[2] This led to a once common usage that one was, for instance, "tonsured a reader", although technically the rite of tonsure occurred prior to the ordination.
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was tonsured


Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsure

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Note added at 7 mins (2009-01-30 13:14:16 GMT)
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Da. Se pare ca este si ca verb; "he was given the monastic tonsure".

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Note added at 33 mins (2009-01-30 13:40:13 GMT)
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Monastic tonsure (of which there are three grades: Rassophore, Stavrophore and the Great Schema), is the rite of initiation into the monastic state, symbolic of cutting off of self-will. Orthodox monks traditionally never cut their hair or beards after receiving the monastic tonsure as a sign of the consecration of their lives to God (reminiscent of the Vow of the Nazirite).

Clerical tonsure is done prior to ordination to any rank, such as reader.[2] This led to a once common usage that one was, for instance, "tonsured a reader", although technically the rite of tonsure occurred prior to the ordination.

Mihaela Ghiuzeli
Local time: 00:22
Native speaker of: Romanian
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
multumesc

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agree  Ştefania Iordan
1 hr
  -> Multumesc Stefania ! Si pentru "intariri" / referinta !

agree  Ovidiu Martin Jurj
1 hr
  -> Multumesc Ovidiu! and give tofu another shot.

agree  Irina-Maria Foray
4 hrs
  -> Multumesc Irina-Maria !

agree  Florin Tebeica
5 hrs
  -> Multumesc !

agree  Tradeuro Language Services
2 days20 hrs
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Reference: was tonsured into monasticism

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In general, Orthodox monastics have little or no contact with the outside world, including their own families. The purpose of the monastic life is union with God, the means is through leaving the world (i.e., the life of the passions). After tonsure, Orthodox monks and nuns are never permitted to cut their hair. The hair of the head and the beard remain uncut as a symbol of the vows they have taken, reminiscent of the Nazarites from the Old Testament. The Tonsure of monks is the token of a consecrated life, and symbolizes the cutting off of their self-will.


If the novice continues on to become a monk, he is clothed in the first degree of monasticism at a formal service known as the Tonsure. Although there are no formal vows made at this point, the candidate is normally required to affirm his commitment to persevere in the monastic life. The abbot will then perform the tonsure, cutting a small amount of hair from four spots on the head, forming a cross.


Today in Eastern Orthodoxy and in the Eastern Catholic Churches of Byzantine Rite, there are three types of tonsure: baptismal, monastic, and clerical. It always consists of the cutting of four locks of hair in a cruciform pattern: at the front of head as the celebrant says "In the Name of the Father", at the back of head at the words "and the Son", and on either side of the head at the words "and the Holy Spirit". In all cases, the hair is allowed to grow back; the tonsure as such is not adopted as a hairstyle.

Baptismal tonsure is performed during the rite of Holy Baptism as a first sacrificial offering by the newly baptized. This tonsure is always performed, whether the one being baptized is an infant or an adult.

The various profession rites are normally performed by the Abbot, but if the abbot has not been ordained a priest, or if the monastic community is a convent, a hieromonk will perform the service. The abbot or hieromonk who performs a tonsure must be of at least the rank he is tonsuring into. In other words, only a hieromonk who has been tonsured into the Great Schema may himself tonsure a Schemamonk. A bishop, however, may tonsure into any rank, regardless of his own.

Ştefania Iordan
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agree  Ovidiu Martin Jurj
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  -> Mulţumesc frumos!
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Jan 31, 2009 - Changes made by Mihaela Ghiuzeli:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/716416">adinag's</a> old entry - "a fi tuns in monahism" » "was tonsured"


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