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Official Forms of Address: Religious Dignitaries

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Religious Dignitaries

Protestant Clergy

Letter Address

The Reverend Full Name

Name of church

Address

Salutation

Dear Reverend Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Reverend Last Name

Formal Introduction

The Reverend Full Name

Protestant Clergy, with doctorate

Letter Address

The Reverend Full Name, D.D.

Name of church

Address

Salutation

Dear Dr. Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Dr. Last Name

Formal Introduction

Dr. Full Name

The Reverend Doctor Full Name

Episcopal Bishop

Letter Address

The Right Reverend Full Name (academic degrees)

Bishop of ______

Address

Salutation

Dear Bishop Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Bishop Last Name

Formal Introduction

The Right Reverend Full Name, The Bishop of ______

The Pope

Letter Address

His Holiness, Pope Papal Name

Vatican City, Italy

Salutation

Your Holiness:

Most Holy Father:

Spoken Greeting

Your Holiness

Most Holy Father

Formal Introduction

His Holiness, Pope ______

The Holy Father

The Pope

The Pontiff

Cardinal

Letter Address

His Eminence, First Name Cardinal Last Name

Archbishop of _______

Address

Salutation

Your Eminence:

Dear Cardinal Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Your Eminence

Cardinal Last Name

Formal Introduction

His Eminence, Cardinal Last Name

Roman Catholic Bishop

Letter Address

The Most Reverend Full Name

Bishop / Archbishop of ______

Address

Salutation

Your Excellency:

Most Reverend Sir:

Dear Bishop / Archbishop Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Your Excellency

Bishop / Archbishop Last Name

Formal Introduction

His Excellency

Bishop / Archbishop Last Name

Monsignor

Letter Address

The Right Reverend Monsignor Full Name

Address

Salutation

Reverend Monsignor:

Dear Monsignor Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Monsignor Last Name

Monsignor

Formal Introduction

Monsignor Last Name

Roman Catholic Priest

Letter Address

The Reverend Full Name

Address

Salutation

Reverend Father:

Dear Father Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Father Last Name

Father

Formal Introduction

The Reverend Last Name

Father Last Name

Roman Catholic Mother Superior

Letter Address

The Reverend Mother Full Name, initials of order

Address

Salutation

Dear Reverend Mother (Last Name):

Spoken Greeting

Reverend Mother

Formal Introduction

Reverend Mother Last Name

Roman Catholic Nun

Letter Address

Sister Full Name, initials of order if used

Address

Salutation

Dear Sister Name / Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Sister Name / Last Name

Sister

Formal Introduction

Sister Name / Last Name

Roman Catholic Brother

Letter Address

Brother Given Name (Last Name), initials of order, if used

Address

Salutation

Dear Brother Given Name:

Spoken Greeting

Brother Given Name

Brother

Formal Introduction

Brother Given Name

Mormon

Letter Address

Mr. Full Name

President of ______ Temple

Address

Salutation

Dear Mr. Last Name:

Spoken Greeting

Mr. Last Name

Formal Introduction

Mr. Last Name, the President of ______ Temple

Imam

Letter Address

The Imam Name

Address

Salutation

Dear Imam Name:

Spoken Greeting

Imam Name

Formal Introduction

The Imam of the _______ Mosque / Islamic Center

Rabbi

Letter Address

Rabbi Full Name (academic degrees)

Address

Salutation

Dear Rabbi Last Name:

Dear Rabbi:

Spoken Greeting

Rabbi Last Name

Dr. Last Name (if holds a degree)

Rabbi

Formal Introduction

Rabbi Last Name, of Name of Temple / Congregation

Cantor

Letter Address

Cantor Full Name

Address

Salutation

Dear Cantor Last Name

Spoken Greeting

Cantor Last Name

Formal Introduction

Cantor Last Name, of Name of Temple / Congregation