The word Pop comes from the Old Slavonic Pop and,probably borrowed from the ancient German pfaffo. Sometimes it is deciphered as "shepherd of Orthodox sheep", an obsolete, often ironic name for a priest. In the Orthodox Church, a priest - or in another way a priest - is a clergyman who has a second degree of priesthood. Priests are also called elders, which in Greek means an elder. The priest following the priest is called Bishop.

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How to Become a Priest

To become a priest, you need to end the spiritualSeminary, which is in many cities. Theological seminary is a higher educational institution. Duration of training is five years. Entrance examinations take place in the summer, you can find out more precisely in the institution in which you decide to enter. There you can determine the exams. Approximately for the receipt you need:

  1. Pass oral examinations on the Catechism and the history of the church, both general and specifically Orthodox, and, of course, knowledge of the Old and New Testaments is necessary.
  2. Must know the Old Slavonic.
  3. Having a musical ear.
  4. In addition to the examinations, it is necessary to obtain the recommendation of the diocesan bishop or the recommendation of a priest certified by the bishop.
  5. You can apply at the age of 18 to 35 years.

As in other educational institutions, scholarships are paid to students. If necessary, a hostel is provided in some seminaries.

By the end of the training, before assigning the rank, you need to decide whether you will be a monk or marry. After the San will be accepted, you will not be able to change your status.

Although the priest is in the worldly senseprofession, in fact is, rather, a vocation and go to study in a theological seminary is at the behest of the heart, and not the call of reason. After all, there are many other professions, which are hardly worse if you do it with your soul, for the good of people. Behind them you can look in the catalog of professions.

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