Clerical address

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(Arabic, meaning ''Lord'') A title used for all [[bishop|bishops]], whatever their rank, particularly from the [[Church of Antioch|Patriarchate of Antioch]].
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In the Orthodox Church, it is customary to use various forms of '''clerical address''' to refer to clergy of various ranks.
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==Informal address==
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===Bishops===
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Informal address for bishops varies from one language to another, but ''Master'' is the most common term.  This form of address is common to all bishops of whatever rank and is also used liturgically.
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*Greek:  ''Despota''
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*Slavonic:  ''Vladyka''
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*Arabic:  ''Sayidna'' (literally "our master," also Latinized as ''Sayedna'')
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[[Category:Clergy]]

Revision as of 19:29, September 23, 2008

In the Orthodox Church, it is customary to use various forms of clerical address to refer to clergy of various ranks.

Informal address

Bishops

Informal address for bishops varies from one language to another, but Master is the most common term. This form of address is common to all bishops of whatever rank and is also used liturgically.

  • Greek: Despota
  • Slavonic: Vladyka
  • Arabic: Sayidna (literally "our master," also Latinized as Sayedna)


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