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'''Igumen''' is the title for the head of a monastery, similar to the one of abbot. The head of a convent of nuns is called igumenia or ihumenia (Greek: hegumeni). The term means "the one who is in charge", "the leader" in Greek language.
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'''Igumen''' is the title for the head of a [[monastery]], similar to the one of [[abbot]]. The head of a convent of [[nun]]s is called ''igumenia'' or ''ihumenia ''(Greek: ''hegumeni''). The term means "the one who is in charge," or "the leader" in Greek. An igumen is not necessarily a member of the [[clergy]].
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==See also==
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*[[Archimandrite]]
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==External Links==
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*[[Wikipedia:Hegumen|''Hegumen'' at Wikipedia]]
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*[http://www.orthodoxed.org/article.php?id=40 Holy Orders: Abbot]
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[[Category:Monastics]]

Revision as of 12:50, August 28, 2005

Igumen is the title for the head of a monastery, similar to the one of abbot. The head of a convent of nuns is called igumenia or ihumenia (Greek: hegumeni). The term means "the one who is in charge," or "the leader" in Greek. An igumen is not necessarily a member of the clergy.

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