How to Address an Abbess or Abbot

How to Address a Christian Orthodox Abbess

—-Envelope, official:
—-—-The Reverend Mother
—-—-(Name)
—-—-(Convent)
—-—-(Address)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Reverend Mother:

—-Conversation:
—-—-Reverend Mother  How to Address an Abbess or Abbot

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

How to Address a Christian Orthodox Abbot

—-Envelope, official:
—-—-The Right Reverend Abbot
—-—-(Full Name)
—-—-(Monastery)
—-—-(Address)

—-—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Reverend Father (Surname):
—-—-—-or
—-—-Dear Father:

—-—-Conversation:
—-—-Reverend Father (Surname)
—-—-—-or
—-—-Father

—-An abbess, or mother superior, is a nun who is the head of a convent. The related office is an abbot which is the masculine title for the head of a monastery or abbey.
—-Abbot is the masculine title for the head of a monastery or abbey.
—-Abbot is also used in Christian Orthodox churches, with the related title archimandrite specifically denoting an unmarried head of a monastery.
—-—-—-– Excerpt from Honor & Respect by Robert Hickey  How to Address an Abbess or Abbot

See these Related Posts: --------Orthodox Abbess or Abbot --------Orthodox Archbishop --------Orthodox Archpriest --------Orthodox Bishop --------Orthodox Brother --------Orthodox Deacon --------Orthodox Monk --------Orthodox Nun --------Orthodox Patriarch --------Patriarch, Ecumenical --------Presbyter --------Orthodox Priest

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"