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He is an abbot or protos. You can also have an Archimandrite, who usually leads a group of monks or monasteries. An Abbot is the head of one monastery, as is also sometimes called by the Greek name of "Hegumen" or "Hegumenos." The other Greek title of "protos" means the first.

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{| ! Status ! colspan="2" | People ! Notes | HighestAbbottAbbessArchimandrate Abbott or Abbess: Head of an abbeyArchimandrate: Head of a monastery (Eastern Orthodox) Prior Prioress Head of a priory or other religious house, orsecond-in-command to an abbott or abbess Lowest Monk Nun |} {| ! Status ! colspan="2" | People ! Notes | HighestAbbottAbbessArchimandrate Abbott or Abbess: Head of an abbeyArchimandrate: Head of a monastery (Eastern Orthodox) Prior Prioress Head of a priory or other religious house, orsecond-in-command to an abbott or abbess Lowest Monk Nun |}


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