Presbytera

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'''Presbytera''' is a Greek title of honor that is used to refer to a [[presbyter|priest]]'s wife. It is derived from ''presbyteros'' -- the Greek word for ''priest''. It corresponds to [[Khouria]] in Arabic and [[Matushka]] in Russian.  
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'''''Presbytera''''' is a Greek title of honor that is used to refer to a [[presbyter|priest]]'s wife. It is derived from ''presbyteros''—the Greek word for ''priest'' (literally, "elder").  
  
 
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==Other languages==
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''Presbytera'' corresponds to the following equivalent titles:
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* Arabic:  ''Khouria'' (from the word ''khoury'', meaning "priest")
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* Russian:  ''Matushka'' (literally means "mama," i.e., the intimate form of "mother")
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* Serbian:  ''Papadia''
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* Romanian:  ''Preoteasa''
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* Albanian:  ''Prifteresha''
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==Books==
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* ''Presbytera:  The Life, Mission, and Service of the Priest's Wife'', by Athanasia Papademetriou (ISBN 0972466142)
  
 
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Revision as of 20:31, February 23, 2005

Presbytera is a Greek title of honor that is used to refer to a priest's wife. It is derived from presbyteros—the Greek word for priest (literally, "elder").


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Other languages

Presbytera corresponds to the following equivalent titles:

  • Arabic: Khouria (from the word khoury, meaning "priest")
  • Russian: Matushka (literally means "mama," i.e., the intimate form of "mother")
  • Serbian: Papadia
  • Romanian: Preoteasa
  • Albanian: Prifteresha

Books

  • Presbytera: The Life, Mission, and Service of the Priest's Wife, by Athanasia Papademetriou (ISBN 0972466142)
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