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'''''Igumen''''' or '''''hegumen''''' is the title for the head of a [[monastery]], similar to ''[[abbot]]''. The head of a convent of [[nun]]s is called ''igumenia'' or ''ihumenia ''(Greek: ''hegumeni''). The term means "the one who is in charge," or "the leader" in Greek.  An igumen is not necessarily a member of the [[clergy]].
In the Slavic tradition, the title of Igumen also serves as a title for a priest-monk in between Hieromonk and Archimandrite.
==See also==
==External links==
*[[Wikipedia:Hegumen|''Hegumen'' at Wikipedia]]
*[http://www.orthodoxed.org/article.php?id=40 Holy Orders: Abbot]

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