Does anyone know if the following is accurate? Nearly 30 years ago, a chanter (psalti), who was trained somewhere in Greece, told me that when leading into the dismissal of a service, i.e. "Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit now and ever an unto ages of ages, Amen. Lord Have Mercy (3); Father Give the Blessing," or "Father Bless" is proper. It is only at a Divine Liturgy that the priest is referred to as "Holy Father..."; "Pater Hagie" as opposed to "Evlogison Pater." Is this distinction accurate? My interest in this issue is not limited to Greek practice. (By the way, I always insert, "In the Name of the Lord, Father Give...")
I hear the "Pater Hagie" in most GOA Churches. Never heard the "Evlogison Pater."
Other Orthodox Churches usually drop the Holy and say "Father, Give the Blessing."