Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ruler of the church; an ecclesiastical magnate. Bailey, 1727
- n. In the Gr. Ch., a sacrist or sacristan; a church officer who has charge of a church and its contents, and summons the worshipers by semantron or otherwise. In the more important churches the ecclesiarch formerly had minor officials under his authority.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An official of the Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist in the Western Church.
- Latin ecclesiarcha, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)
“My informant was Professor Tholuck, of Halle University, the most eminent living theologian in Germany, and the principal ecclesiarch of the Prussian Church.”
“Archbishop of Nicaea; Balsamon, the chief chartophylax; Syropulos, the chief ecclesiarch, and the Bishops of Monembasia, Lacedaemon, and”
“In this list, the Greeks appear to have exceeded the real numbers of the clergy and laity which afterwards attended the emperor and patriarch, but which are not clearly specified by the great ecclesiarch.”
“ The five _cross-bearers_, or dignitaries, of St. Sophia, were bound to attend his person; and one of these, the great ecclesiarch or preacher, Sylvester Syropulus,  has composed a free and curious history  of the _false_ union.”
“Likewise with the rise of Moscow as the center of pre-Romanov Russia: the metropolitan of Kiev remained the premier ecclesiarch of the Russian lands even when he was removed to the city of Vladimir in 1316 (and later to Moscow).”
“48 The five cross-bearers, or dignitaries, of St. Sophia, were bound to attend his person; and one of these, the great ecclesiarch or preacher,”
“Why might not the author be of Syrian extraction?] [Footnote 50: From the conclusion of the history, I should fix the date to the year 1444, four years after the synod, when great ecclesiarch had abdicated his office, (section xii.p. 330 -- 350.)”
“He was compelled to do both; and the great ecclesiarch poorly excuses his submission to the emperor, (p. 290 -- 292.)] [Footnote 72: None of these original acts of union can at present be produced.”
“He was compelled to do both; and the great ecclesiarch poorly excuses his submission to the emperor, (p. 290 72”
“Why might not the author be of Syrian extraction?] 50 From the conclusion of the history, I should fix the date to the year 1444, four years after the synod, when great ecclesiarch had abdicated his office,”
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