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Archimandrite, Greek: ἀρχιμανδρίτης of arché ( ἀρχή ), here: " government, rule, command", and Mándra ( μάνδρα ), here: " monastery", called in the Orthodox Churches, the Eastern Churches and the Eastern Catholic Churches the head a monastery, which is hierarchically one level higher than the Hegumen, roughly comparable to the abbot of a Roman Catholic monastery.

Archimandrite but is also used as a special title of honor for Eastern Orthodox priest monks.

Großarchimandrit is also used as a special title of honor.

Known Archimandrite

  • Bartholomew of Arianz
  • Viktorin Belyayev
  • Anastassi Bratanowski
  • Ignati Bryanchaninov
  • Grigorios Dikeos
  • Norbert Feldhoff
  • Theophanes Galinsky
  • Ljubomyr Husar
  • Pyotr Ivanovich Kafarow
  • Cyprian core
  • Adel Theodor Khoury
  • Nikolaj Kocvár
  • Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad
  • Evmenios Lefka
  • Varlaam Merticariu
  • August Paterno
  • Grigol Peradse
  • Andrij Peschko
  • Pavel Ponomarev
  • Michael Schneider
  • German Timofeyev
  • Dimitri Tuptalo
  • Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos
  • Shenoute of Atripe
  • Abbot
  • Christian Orient
  • Orthodox title