Clerical address

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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.

Informal address


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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