Ecclesiastical addresses are the formal styles of address used for members of the
clergy. ... Bishop: The Most Reverend John Smith, D.D., Bishop of Brooklyn (
abbrev.: Most. Rev.; bishops in the ... ...
As a point of courtesy, all Catholics should be familiar with these forms of address
. ... For example, one would greet Bishop Loverde as "Your Excellency.
A Roman Catholic bishop is not an Excellency -- he's a Most Reverend. So when
you address ... Addressing bishops as Your Grace is a British form of address.
A Metropolitan or Eastern Bishop may wear a loose cassock, a riasa (a cloak-
type .... and you may kiss the sacred ring during both the greeting and the closing
The following are forms of address used by Catholics in letters and in speech. ...
Addressing a letter: His Holiness Pope N___________ ... letter: His Eminence (
Christian name) Cardinal (Surname) (If an archbishop or bishop give title and
Mar 5, 2009 ... In opening a letter, you would put "Dear Bishop (last name)" or "Your Excellency"
("Dear" is not used in front of "Your [title]"). In addressing an ...
How to address and greet Catholic and Orthodox clergy. ... When it is your own
Bishop, kneel on your left knee and kiss ring as sign of respect for his office.
Aug 17, 2003 ... Above, a sister teaches protocol in a pre-Vatican II Catholic classroom. ..... There
is a special protocol for formally greeting a Bishop that needs ...
Jan 26, 2007 ... An American student asked me how he should greet the Bishop when ... from
Catholic countries kiss my hand when they greet me after Mass.
Oct 23, 2006 ... Remember that when you greet a Bishop you can reverence his ring for an
indulgence! The ring is a ... P.S. To know history is to be Catholic.