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Hegumenos
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(Protopriest)

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A Greek word meaning "Leader."

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A title used by the Byzantine Orthodox church for the ruler of a monastery. He is usually elected by the monks of the monastery, though confirmation is required from the side of patriarch, the diocesan bishop, or the patron (according to the status of the monastery).

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