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

How to Address an Christian Orthodox Brother?

—-Envelope or address block on letter or email:
—-—-Brother (Name)
—-—-Brother (Full Name)

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

——–Brother (Name)
—-—-Brother (Given name)

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Orthodox Priest


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”

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

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


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.
___What I don’t cover on this site are many things I do cover in my book: all the rules of forms of address, about names, international titles, precedence, complimentary closes, details on invitations, place cards, all sorts of introductions, etc. I hope you’ll get a copy of the book if you’d like the further detail.

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”