Use of the word "Pope" in the Orthodox Old Believer Church
In the Orthodox Old Believer Church the priests will often call one and another "Pope". Pope is the slovic word for priest. One example of this that in the Orthodox Old Believer Church their are 2 sects: 1)The Bespopovtsy wich are Orthodox Old Believers with out "popes". 2)The Popovtsy wich are Orthodox Old Believers with "popes". This use of the world "pope" means priset. Another example is from the ranking in the Orthodox Old Believer Church in Alaska as follows:
1) Father Nikolai, Pope(Priest) of Nikolaevsk and all Alaska 2) Archbishop Sofrony, Archbishop and Pope(Priest) of all Orthodox Old Believers outside of Romania 3) Metropolitan Leonty, Metropolitan and Pope(Priest) of all Orthodox Old Believers(Belokrinitskaya hierarchy)
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