noun, plural star·tsy [stahrt-see] /ˈstɑrt si/. Russian Orthodox Church.
Origin of starets
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What followed ought, I saw, not to be read aloud to that trio, who might at any moment turn to be enemies of the Starets.
The Tsar bowed as the Starets, crossing himself, bestowed his blessing upon him.
All he could do then was to obey the starets, to restrain himself, to undertake nothing, and simply to wait.
He did so, and took leave of the starets and moved to the other monastery.
One day a frantic message came to me over the telephone from Madame Vyrubova, who inquired the whereabouts of the Starets.