Tonsure Envelope

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Tonsure Envelope
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In the Orthodox Church, the hair is symbolically cut (tonsured) in the administration of three sacraments: Baptism, the first level of Ordination as a Reader, and initiation into the Monastic life.

In each case, four locks of hair are cut in the shape of a cross. The initiate typically keeps the cutting in their prayer corner as a constant reminder of their sacred calling.

Many parishes use plastic bags for this purpose, but this elegant and purpose-made envelope is an ideal way to store this holy momento. Tuck it into a prayer book or keep it with your icons. Use the provided space to write the initiate's name and the date they will remember all their lives.

This Legacy Icons exclusive tonsure envelope is available individually or in packs of 50 for parish use. Size is 2.25 x 3.5 inches.

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