from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Gr. Ch.:
  • n. The priest whose turn it is to officiate; the officiant or celebrant.
  • n. A priest in charge; a parish priest.
  • n. A domestic chaplain.
  • n. A monastic officer whose duty it is to prepare, elevate, and distribute the loaf used at the ceremony called the elevation of the panagia. See panagia.


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