archimandrite definition

  • noun:
    • Eastern Orthodox Church A cleric position below a bishop.
    • Eastern Orthodox Church the top of a monastery or a group of monasteries.
    • Eastern Orthodox Church applied as an honorific name for an unmarried priest.
    • The exceptional of a big monastery, or selection of monasteries, in Orthodox Church.
    • An honorary subject often fond of a monastic priest.
    • A chief of a monastery, corresponding to abbot in the Roman Catholic chapel.
    • A superintendent of several monasteries, corresponding to exceptional abbot, or daddy provincial, in the Roman Catholic chapel.
    • in Eastern Church, an abbot-general, having various other abbots (hegoumenoi) with regards to monasteries under his superintendence; additionally often, particularly one of the Greeks, the abbot of a single large monastery.
    • the superior of an abbey of monks
    • Eastern Orthodox Church A cleric position below a bishop.
    • Eastern Orthodox Church The head of a monastery or a group of monasteries.
    • Eastern Orthodox Church applied as an honorific name for an unmarried priest.
    • The better of a big monastery, or set of monasteries, in Orthodox Church.
    • An honorary name sometimes given to a monastic priest.
    • A chief of a monastery, corresponding to abbot in Roman Catholic church.
    • A superintendent of several monasteries, corresponding to superior abbot, or daddy provincial, in the Roman Catholic chapel.
    • in Eastern Church, an abbot-general, having other abbots (hegoumenoi) due to their monasteries under his superintendence; also sometimes, especially one of the Greeks, the abbot of a single big monastery.
    • the better of an abbey of monks

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