Proistamenos

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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."
 
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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''Rector'' is not used universally in English-speaking Orthodoxy, which usually simply uses the term ''[[parish]] [[priest]]'' or (in Greek parishes), ''proistamenos''.
  
 
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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."

Rector is not used universally in English-speaking Orthodoxy, which usually simply uses the term parish priest or (in Greek parishes), proistamenos.

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