Etiquette in the MR

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  • All stand when a priest approaches them.
  • Men remove their headgear when speaking to a priest, monk, nun or sister.
  • One kisses the right hand of the archimandrite before addressing him.
  • Men stand when a woman approaches them and remove their headgear.
  • Men do not kiss the hand of a woman.
  • A woman may extend her right hand first in greeting.
  • Children kiss the right hand of their parents when greeting them.
  • Shoes are removed upon entering a home.
  • Styles of address
    • The Archimandrite:
      • Style: His Serene Grace Archimandrite X of Y.
      • Direct address: Your Grace
    • Hegumens and Abbots:
      • Style: The Very Reverend X of Y
      • Direct address: Father Hegumen/Abbot
    • Monks in Orders:
      • Style: The Reverend X of Y
    • Direct address: Father X
    • Diocesan Priests:
      • Style: The Reverend X Y
      • Direct address: Father X (or Y)
    • Monks not in Orders:
      • Style: Brother X
      • Direct address: Brother X
    • Superior of a Women’s Convent:
      • Style: The Reverend Mother X
      • Direct address: Reverend Mother
    • Female religious:
      • Style: Sister X
      • Direct address: Sister X
    • A Demarch:
      • Style: The Right Honorable X Y
      • Direct address: Your Honor
    • A Representative (βουλευτής - vouleftés):
      • Style: The Honorable X Y
      • Direct address: Your Honor
    • The Chief Justice:
      • Style: The Very Honorable
      • Direct address: Your Honor
    • Other Judges:
      • Style: The Honorable
      • Direct address: Your Honor.
    • Male Citizen:
      • Style: The X Y Kir (from the Greek ‘kyrios’)
      • Direct address: Y Kir (Κιρ)
    • Female Citizen:
      • Style: The X Y Kira (from the Greek ‘kyrios’)
      • Direct address: Y (Κίρα)
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