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A geronda (Greek) or staretz (Russian) (both literally meaning elder) is a holy person gifted with the charism of spiritual direction, often a monk or hermit (not necessarily a priest), in the Church. The plural of the Russian form is startsy. [Russian, elder, starets, from Old Church Slavonic starĭtsĭ, elder, from starŭ, old.]

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