The monk, overwhelmed with sorrow, went to the OEcumenical Patriarch at Constantinople and besought him to release him from his obedience.
But the Patriarch replied that not only was he unable to release him, but there was not and could not be on earth a power which could release him except the elder who had himself laid that duty upon him.
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He is the patriarch of the extended family.
I think Overbearing Eurocentric Patriarchs would be perfect, but I don’t suggest it.