Right Reverend

How to Address a Right Reverend

The Right Reverend is not an office. Rather, it is a courtesy title used when addressing a member of the clergy such as a Christian Orthodox Abbot. Confirm the office held and check the specific form of address for the office in the list at right.

The Right Reverend is used in the same pattern as the Reverend.  The Right Reverend is used before a (Full Name) or (Initial[s]) + (Surname).

—-Examples of correct forms include:
——–The Right Reverend Mark M. Phillips
—-—-The Right Reverend C. M. Phillips

—-The Right Reverend describes an individual: The person is a right reverend person. The Right Reverend is always followed by full name:
—-—-Correct: The Right Reverend Mark M. Phillips
—-—-Correct: The Abbot of Plimsbury
—-—-Incorrect: The Right Reverend Abbot of Plimsbury

– Robert Hickey

Not Finding Your Question Answered?

—-#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)  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.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, I will post the question & answer – always changing the names and specifics.

— Robert Hickey

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