ecumenical patriarch

ecumenical patriarch
noun
: the patriarch of Constantinople who is the acknowledged highest ecclesiastical official in the Eastern Orthodox Church by virtue of a primacy of honor

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  • Ecumenical Patriarch —    See Patriarch …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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