Protoiereus

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A protoiereus (from Greek: πρωτοιερεύς, "first priest", modern Greek: πρωθιερέας) or protopriest in the Eastern Orthodox Church is a priest usually coordinating the activity of other subordinate priests in a bigger church. The title is roughly equivalent with the title of protopope or archpriest. [1]

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  1. ^ Даль В. И. Толковый словарь живого великорусского языка. М.:"Русский язык", 2000. ISBN 5-200-02794-2. Vol. 3, page 394