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__NOTOC__{{Clergy}}In the broadest sense, a '''vicar''Vicar', from the Latin: vicarius, is a representative, deputy, or substitute; a person who acts for someone else or is an agent for a superior. Linguistically, ''vicar'' usually refers to is the root of the English prefix "vice," similarly meaning "deputy" as used in vice president, vice admiral, and vice chairman. Vicar is used similarly in the Orthodox Christian Church as a term for a representative or deputy of a [[bishop]]. This is usually Such a person may be a [[priest]] or another bishop, representing who represents a senior bishop or a [[patriarch]]. 
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A bishop who is a vicar usually bears in his title the names of both his [[titular bishop|titular]] [[see]], that is usually of a smaller town within the [[diocese]] to which he is attached, as well as the see in which he is a subordinate. For example, Bishop [[Ignatii (Punin) of Vyazemsk|Ignaty (Punin)]], the vicar bishop under the Diocese of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, is titled "The Rt. Rev. Ignaty, bishop of Vyazemsk, vicar of the Diocese of Smolensk," wherein Vyazemsk is a smaller town inside the territory of the Diocese of Smolensk and Kaliningrad. Normally, only large dioceses have vicar bishops, sometimes more than one.
A vicar bishop usually bears Usually, bishops who are vicars in his title the names of both his Russian Orthodox Church do not have an independent [[titular bishop|titularjurisdiction]] [[see]] (usually a smaller town within the diocese , even in which he ministers) their titular towns, and the see are subordinate to which he is subordinatetheir diocesan bishops; though some of them ''de facto'' may have jurisdiction over some territories. For exampleAlso, Bishop in the Russian Orthodox Church, some vicar bishops may be styled "[[Ignatii (Punin) of Vyazemsk|Ignaty (Punin)archbishop]]s" or "[[metropolitan]], the vicar bishop under the Diocese of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, is titled s"The Rtas honorary titles. Rev. Ignaty, the bishop In some Orthodox Churches of Vyazemsk, the vicar of Hellenic tradition the Diocese term "chorbishop" may be used instead of Smolensk," Vyazemsk being a smaller town inside the territory of the Diocese of Smolensk and Kaliningradvicar bishop. Normally" Occasionally, only large dioceses have a priest may be assigned to a position as a vicar bishops, sometimes more than oneto a bishop.
Usually, Russian Orthodox vicar bishops have no independent [[jurisdiction]] (even in their titular towns) and are subordinate to their diocesan bishops; though some An example of the assignment of them ''de facto'' may have jurisdiction over some territories, especially when there is a need to avoid an overlapping jurisdiction. In the Russian Orthodox Church, some vicar bishops are styled "[[archbishop]]ssenior" or bishop as a "[[metropolitan]]s", but these titles are merely honorary. In some other Eastern Orthodox Churches the term "chorbishopvicar" is used instead that of "vicar bishop." Another example is Metr. Metropolitan [[Alexios (Panagiotopoulos) of Atlanta|Alexios of Atlanta]] (of the [[GOARCHGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]) who served as the Archepiscopal Vicar for the Diocese of Atlanta from after the death of Bp. Bishop [[Philip (Koutoufas) of Atlanta|Philip]] until Metr. Alexios was elected as the new bishop of the diocese. The [[Metropolis of Atlanta likewise ]] also has several priests assigned as vicars who to assist His Eminence Metro. Alexios.{{ref|1}}
==See also==
[[Category:Clergy]]
 
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