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Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology

Hegumenos | Protopriest

 

* A Greek word "ἡγούμενος" meaning "Leader."

* 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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