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Offline mike

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Salutations
« on: March 05, 2009, 03:17:03 PM »
What are most common non-Paschal religious salutations? For example what do you say to your Priests? I suppose it's not Good morning!
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Re: Salutations
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 03:31:10 PM »
I say good morning.   :)

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Re: Salutations
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 03:38:42 PM »


In Ukrainian I would say:  Слава Ісусу Христу!
In English I would say:  Glory to Jesus Christ!

Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
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Re: Salutations
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 04:23:48 PM »
What are most common non-Paschal religious salutations? For example what do you say to your Priests? I suppose it's not Good morning!

"Father, bless!" (Or "Good morning!"  ;D)
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Re: Salutations
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 04:34:51 PM »
A big cultural difference between Americans (and to a lesser extent other Anglophone nations) is that we tend to be much less formal than other languages / cultures.  Thus "Good morning" is an entirely acceptable way to greet a priest (or in any formal situation).  

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Re: Salutations
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 04:38:00 PM »
Thank you all very much
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Re: Salutations
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 05:07:31 PM »
How do you greet a priest in Podlachia?
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Re: Salutations
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 05:12:51 PM »
Sława Isusu Chrystu! is the most popular form. But all depends on who is the Priest, who is the saluting person and what are the relations between them.
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Re: Salutations
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 05:20:40 PM »
I suppose it's not Good morning!

Actually, it is "Good Day!". Even when he's distributing the Antidoron our Priest will greet each of us individually by name this way, and we respond with "Good Day Father!". If you think about it, "Good Day" is actually a blessing.
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Re: Salutations
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 05:21:55 PM »
I suppose it's not Good morning!

Actually, it is "Good Day!". Even when he's distributing the Antidoron our Priest will greet each of us individually by name this way, and we respond with "Good Day Father!". If you think about it, "Good Day" is actually a blessing.

Wouldn't it be "G'Day, Fatha!"

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Re: Salutations
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 05:29:49 PM »
Let's not forget the Texas variant: "Howdy, Father!"
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Re: Salutations
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 08:28:01 AM »
Let's not forget the Texas variant: "Howdy, Father!"

And Mississippi, "How are y'all doin', Father! I's fixin' to be a good day, raht..."
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