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A '''primate''' is the presiding [[bishop]] of an ecclesiastical jurisdiction and or region. Usually, ''primate'' refers to the first hierarch of an [[autocephalous]] and or [[autonomous]] [[Orthodox Church]]. Less often, it is used to refer to the ruling bishop of an [[archdiocese]] and or [[diocese]].
The primate will be is the first among equals of all his brother bishops of the jurisdiction or diocese of which he is first hierarch, or and he will be is usually elected by the [[Holy Synod]] out of in which he may not will serve.
[[Category:Bishops]]
[[Category:Clergy]]
[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
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