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Which Apocrypha are part of the Catholic and the Orthodox traditions and which are not? Why?

How do the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches differentiate between which Apocrypha are part of their holy tradition and which are not? For example, the story of the Presentation of the Blessed ...
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What's the story behind the traditional haircut associated with monks?

As the title asks: What's the significance of this particular haircut. Why is it associated with monks, and what's the history behind it?