TITLES OF ADDRESS

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TITLES OF ADDRESS 2017-10-25T03:30:25+00:00

The following is the system for titles and address of Johannite clerics used in English-speaking countries.


Titles of the Clergy

The grades of the clergy are represented by titles of honor and respect, each with its own abbreviations, as described below:

The Presiding Bishop

On Envelopes:
His Excellency, The Most Rev. Dr.
Barnabas Foster, Ep. Gn.
Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Gnostic Church

Salutation:
Your Excellency

Invitation (inside envelope):
His Excellency, The Most Rev. Dr.
Barnabas Foster

Place Card:
His Excellency, The Most Rev. Dr.
Barnabas Foster

Introductions/Presentations:
His Excellency, The Most Rev. Dr.
Barnabas Foster,
Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Gnostic Church

In Conversation:
Your Excellency

Archbishops

On Envelopes:
The Right Reverend
John/Jane Doe
Archbishop of (place)

Salutation:
Your Excellency

Invitation (inside envelope):
His/Her Excellency,
Archbishop John/Jane Doe
or
His/Her Excellency
The Archbishop of (place)

Place Card:
His/Her Excellency
Archbishop John/Jane Doe

Introductions/Presentations:
His/Her Excellency
Archbishop John/Jane Doe
or
The Right Reverend John/Jane Doe
Archbishop of (place)

In Conversation:
Your Excellency

Bishops

On Envelopes:
The Right Reverend
John/Jane Doe
Bishop of (place)

Salutation:
Your Excellency

Invitation (inside envelope):
His/Her Excellency,
Bishop John/Jane Doe
or
His/Her Excellency
The Bishop of (place)

Place Card:
His/Her Excellency
Bishop John/Jane Doe

Introductions/Presentations:
His/Her Excellency
Bishop John/Jane Doe
or
The Right Reverend John/Jane Doe
Bishop of (place)

In Conversation:
Your Excellency

Priests

For a Vicar General or Apostolic Administrator:

The Right Reverend Monsignor John Doe

For an Archpriest:

The Very Reverend John Doe

For Priests of Normal Rank:

On Envelopes:
The Reverend
John Doe

Salutation:
Reverend Sir/Ma’am
or
Dear Father/Mother Doe

Invitation (inside envelope):
Reverend John/Jane Doe

Place Card:
Reverend John/Jane Doe

Introductions/Presentations:
Father/Mother Doe

In Conversation:
Father/Mother Doe
or
Father/Mother

Deacons

On Envelopes:
Deacon John/Jane Doe

Salutation:
Deacon John/Jane Doe
or
Reverend Mr./Ms. Doe

Invitation (inside envelope):
The Deacon John/Jane Doe

Place Card:
Deacon John/Jane Doe

Introductions/Presentations:
Deacon Doe

In Conversation:
Deacon