How to Address a Christian Orthodox Brother
How to Address a Christian Orthodox Monk

How to Address an Christian Orthodox Brother?

—-Envelope, official:
—-—-Brother (Name)
—-—-(Monastery)
—-—-(Address)
—-—-—-or
—-—-Brother (Full Name)
—-—-(Monastery)
—-—-(Address)

—-Letter salutation:
——–Dear Brother (Name):
—-—-—-or
—-—-Dear Brother (Given name):

How to Address a Christian Orthodox Brother How to Address a Christian Orthodox Monk

How to Address an Christian Orthodox Monk?

Regarding your post where you suggest using ‘Brother’. All Orthodox monks, except rank novices, are always addressed as ‘Father’. Amongst themselves they may at times use ‘Brother’.
———————-– George Canarvon

Dear Mr. Canarvon,

‘Brother (Name)’ is the form suggested by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America office on 79th Street in New York. They publish a book every year on what is what and who is who in their church and it included a section on forms of address. This is the form they publish and then I confirmed the forms with other such offices around the US.

– Robert Hickey

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

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—-#2)  After checking the list and reading the posts, if you don’t see 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.

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— Robert Hickey

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