ecclesiarch


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ecclesiarch

(ɪˈkliːzɪˌɑːk)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a ruler of or functionary in the church

ecclesiarch

Eastern Church. sacristan.
See also: Church
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Another variant of this melody can be found in the notebooks of father Partenie Apetrei, a monk who joined the monastic life at Neamt Monastery, was distinguished with the rank of archimandrite and, between 1959 and 2000, served as a priest at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Iasi, being made a great ecclesiarch. He loved church music passionately and he was gifted with a pleasant voice.
3); and a detailed liturgical obikhodnik from the 1560s, followed by a brief extracted instruction from 1621 to the ecclesiarch concerning the sounding of the church bells (2: chap.