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- n. The head of a monastery of the Eastern Orthodox Church or Eastern Catholic Churches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hegumenos.
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The celebrated monastery of Rila possesses a vast estate in the Rilska Planina; its abbot or _hegumen_ owns no spiritual superior but the exarch.
Solovetski monks and join the Kojeozerski community in the same neighbourhood, of which he became hegumen in 1643.
The hegumen (or abbot) of the monastery, St. Theodore (d. 866), began with the triumphal canon for the great festival that commemorated the victory of the icons, with his canon on the Last Judgment which is described by Neale as "the grandest judgment-hymn of the Church", and with numerous other hymns.
At the same time the hegumen (abbot) Daniel left an account of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
And indeed it was revealed immediately to the hegumen that this person whom he had assigned the task of animal care, who also had to carry firewood from the forest, the Niphon the Ecumenical Patriarch who long ago had been one of the brotherhood of the monastery.