Archpriest(redirected from archpriesthood)
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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”).