Proistamenos

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The word '''Rector''' is used often in the Orthodox Christian Church as the title of the [[priest]] who is in charge of a [[parish]] or in an administrative leadership position in a theological [[seminary]] or [[academy]].
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The word '''''rector''''' (from Latin, ''regere'', "to rule") is used as the title of the [[priest]] or [[bishop]] who is in charge of a [[parish]] or in an administrative leadership position in a theological [[seminary]] or [[academy]]. It essentially translates the traditional Greek ''proistamenos'', which means "the one who presides."
 
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The word rector is derived from the Latin ''regere'', to rule, and has a number of meanings and usages all of which refer to someone who is in charge. The word rector is used in many languages, in varying forms indicating secular as well as religious positions of someone who is in a position of authority.  
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[[w:Rector|wikipedia: Rector]]
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*[[w:Rector|Wikipedia:Rector]]
  
[[Category: Clergy ]]
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[[Category:Clergy]]

Revision as of 13:24, March 17, 2007

The word rector (from Latin, regere, "to rule") is used as the title of the priest or bishop who is in charge of a parish or in an administrative leadership position in a theological seminary or academy. It essentially translates the traditional Greek proistamenos, which means "the one who presides."

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