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Vladyka (Vladika, Russian: владыка, calque from ηγεμον) is honorific appeal to Orthodox bishop in the Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonain tradition.

In Church Slavonic, Vladyko is the vocative form, used when addressing the bishop directly; Vladyka is the nominative form, used when referring to a bishop in the third person.