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A '''geronda''' (Greek) or '''staretz'' (Russian) (both literally meaning ''elder'') is a holy person gifted with the [[charism]] of spiritual direction, often a [[monk]] or hermit (not necessarily a [[priest]]), in the Church. The plural of the Russian form is ''startsy''. [Russian, elder, starets, from Old Church Slavonic ''starĭtsĭ'', elder, from ''starŭ'', old.]
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A '''geronta''' (Greek, pronounced ''yeronda'') or '''staretz''' (Russian) (both literally meaning '''elder''') is a holy person gifted with the [[charism]] of spiritual direction, often a [[monk]] or [[hermit]] (not necessarily a [[priest]]), in the Church. The plural of the Russian form is ''startsy''.  
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Russian, elder, starets, from Old Church Slavonic ''starĭtsĭ'', elder, from ''starŭ'', old. Other forms: ''stareţ''; ''starĭtsa'' or ''gerontissa'' for women.
  
 
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==See also==
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* [[Gabrielia (Papayannis)]]
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* [[Seraphim of Sarov]]
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* [[John (Krestiankin)]]
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==External links==
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'''Wikipedia'''
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* [[w:Confessor|Confessor]]
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* [[w:starets|Starets]]
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<!-- *[http://www.rickross.com/reference/ephraim/ephraim10.html "Meletti" - On the Question of "Gerontas" or Spiritual Elders and the Problem of Guru Cultism] by [[Archbishop]] [[Lazar (Puhalo) of Ottawa|Lazar Puhalo]] --->
  
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A geronta (Greek, pronounced yeronda) or staretz (Russian) (both literally meaning elder) is a holy person gifted with the charism of spiritual direction, often a monk or hermit (not necessarily a priest), in the Church. The plural of the Russian form is startsy.

Russian, elder, starets, from Old Church Slavonic starĭtsĭ, elder, from starŭ, old. Other forms: stareţ; starĭtsa or gerontissa for women.


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