Proistamenos

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'''''Proistamenos''''' (from Greek, "the one who presides") is 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]].   
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'''''Proistamenos''''' (from Greek, "the one who presides") is 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 is Biblical in origin, coming from [[Romans]] 12:8, sometimes translated as "the one who governs" or "the leader."
  
 
Less commonly, '''''rector''''' (from Latin, ''regere'', "to rule") is used in some [[jurisdiction]]s to mean roughly the same thing.  '''''Predstoyatel''''' is the Russian translation of ''proistamenos''.
 
Less commonly, '''''rector''''' (from Latin, ''regere'', "to rule") is used in some [[jurisdiction]]s to mean roughly the same thing.  '''''Predstoyatel''''' is the Russian translation of ''proistamenos''.

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Proistamenos (from Greek, "the one who presides") is 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 is Biblical in origin, coming from Romans 12:8, sometimes translated as "the one who governs" or "the leader."

Less commonly, rector (from Latin, regere, "to rule") is used in some jurisdictions to mean roughly the same thing. Predstoyatel is the Russian translation of proistamenos.

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