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1. A bishop in the Eastern Orthodox Church ranking immediately below a patriarch.
2. The ruler of a province in the Byzantine Empire.

[Late Latin exarchus, an overseer, from Greek exarkhos, from exarkhein, to lead : ex-, ex- + arkhein, to rule.]

ex·arch′al adj.
ex′ar′chate (ĕk′sär′kāt), ex′ar′chy (-kē) n.


(ˈɛksɑːˌkeɪt; ɛkˈsɑːkeɪt) or


n, pl -chates or -chies
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, rank, or jurisdiction of an exarch
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Noun1.exarchate - a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
bishopric, diocese, episcopate - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
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Faced with tens of thousands of faithful entering into schism, heresy, and apostasy, the Latin bishops supported the establishment of an apostolic exarchate for Canada.
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But what can you do, enormous amounts of money were flown into the installed exarchate network but it fails to create a rerun from 1913," said Velinovska.
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It is exactly anti-fascist Macedonia that, 60 years later, organizes exarchate caravans, parading missionaries-Baptists, promoters of this shameful ideology.
The main research topics addressed in this article are: (i) National ideas of the Serbs, Albanians, Bulgarians, and Greeks with regard to the territory of Macedonia and its inhabitants, (ii) Bulgarian Exarchate (1870), "San Stefano Bulgaria" (1878), and the "Macedonian Question," and (iii) The "Macedonian Question" from the Berlin Congress (1878) to the outbreak of the Balkan Wars (1912).
On May 8, the Belarusian Exarchate of the ROC urged believers not to sign the petition, claiming that the law helps maintain peace among religious communities and stability in the country.
Paul Evdokimov and Mother Maria were both part of the Russian emigration in France, members of the exarchate of Metropolitan Evlogy.
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