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Archpriest

 

in the hierarchy of the Orthodox Church, a senior priest, chief among the clergy of a given church. The archpriest is a member of the “white,” or non-monastic, clergy. The faithful usually address him as “father,” as they do all other priests. In Russian the official church address is vashe vysokoprepodobie (“your reverence”).

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The most gifted, talented seminary graduates, those most dedicated to the church, should be admitted to theological academies (and not solely the offspring of archpriests or episcopal subdeacons who are offered a place "by acquaintance").