Christian Orthodox Patriarch

How to Address a Christian Orthodox Patriarch

Both Your Beatitude and Your Holiness are used to address patriarchs. The courtesy titles are roughly equivalent, and which is used is a matter of tradition and translation. Check the preference of the bearer.

—-Envelope or address block on an email:
——–His Beatitude
—-—-Patriarch of (place)
—-—-(Address)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Your Beatitude:

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"