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'''''Igumen''''' or '''''hegumen''''' is the title for the head of a [[monastery]], similar to ''[[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]].
 
'''''Igumen''''' or '''''hegumen''''' is the title for the head of a [[monastery]], similar to ''[[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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In the Slavic tradition, the title of Igumen also serves as a title for a priest-monk in between Hieromonk and Archimandrite.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 20:05, July 6, 2007

Igumen or hegumen is the title for the head of a monastery, similar to 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.

In the Slavic tradition, the title of Igumen also serves as a title for a priest-monk in between Hieromonk and Archimandrite.

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