Monday, August 19, 2013

New cleric receives First Tonsure

17 August 2013 (ORCNS) - Dennis J. Klinzing of Anniston, Alabama, was admitted as a cleric of the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church through the rite of First Tonsure. Following his bachelor's degree in theology, he has just begun his four years of seminary studies towards the priesthood. The ancient rite of First Tonsure is a ceremonial cutting of the hair in five places in the form of a cross, symbolizing the former layman entering the clerical state.