Right Reverend

—-—-For form of address see Christian Orthodox Abbot.

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 by following the link in the list of all offices on this site.  It’s on the right if you are viewing this on a desktop or at the bottom of the page if you are viewing it on a tablet or phone.

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


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”