Igumen

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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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'''Igumen''' or ''hegumen'' 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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Igumen or hegumen 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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