Primate

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A '''primate''' is the presiding [[bishop]] of an ecclesiastical jurisdiction or region.  Usually, ''primate'' refers to the first hierarch of an [[autocephalous]] or [[autonomous]] [[Orthodox Church]].  Less often, it is used to refer to the ruling bishop of an [[archdiocese]] or [[diocese]].
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The primate is the first among equals of all his brother bishops of the jurisdiction or diocese of which he is first hierarch, and he is usually elected by the [[Holy Synod]] in which he will serve.
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==See also==
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*[[List of Patriarchs]]
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[[Category:Bishops]]
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[[Category:Clergy]]
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[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
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