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- n. a monk of the Eastern Church who is also a priest
Here's an Orthodox hieromonk in California, reacting to Tom's post:
The case of the holy hieromonk, Father Lev Gillet, whom I'm sure you remember, Terry, as the author of all those wonderful books "By a Monk of the Eastern Church," was very similar.
In 1841 Theophan was ordained a hieromonk after graduating from the Kiev Theological Academy and in 1859 he became the Bishop of Tambov.
The hieromonk (priest monk) who chrismated me on the evening of January 3, 2001 was granted the rank of Archimandrite by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church.