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The Typikon of the Russian Orthodox Church

Chapter 29: On When to Uncover One's Head

Let it be known that at the Divine Liturgy we* uncover our heads at: the Entrance, while listening to the Holy Gospel, during the Cherubic Hymn at the Great Entrance, when we hear the words of Christ**, during “It is truly meet…,” during “Our Father…,” when the Holy Mysteries appear, and at the Entrance during Vespers.

* "We" refers to male monastics and clergy. Women, generally, do not remove their head coverings in the temple except on rare occassions, such as the tonsure of a nun.

**during the Eucharistic Canon

The background for these pages is the opening page for a 17th century, Slavic Typikon, from the Chilandar Monastery.