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Orthodox Dictionary


Filed in Orthodox Dictionary by on August 24, 2011 0 Comments • views: 4326

Abbess. (from masc.abbot;Gr.Hegoumeni). The female superior of a community of nuns appointed by a bishop; Mother Superior. She has general authority over her community and nunnery under the supervision of a bishop. Abbot. (from Aram.abba, father; Gr. Hegoumenos, Sl.Nastoyatel). The head of a monastic community or monastery, appointed by a bishop or elected by the […]