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Old Apr 14, '10, 7:03 pm
JohnChrysostom JohnChrysostom is offline
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What does your church teach you about addressing "clergy" from other Christian churches?
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Orthodox
Anglican
Lutheran
Methodist
Church of Christ
Baptist
"non-denominational"
Pentecostal
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Old Apr 14, '10, 7:43 pm
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Anglicans address other clergy by using whatever titles they are accustomed to using. Though we recognize the ecclesial distinctions that such titles carry (such as the difference among, say, Orthodox, Methodist, and Pentecostal bishops), we will call them what they call themselves.
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Old Apr 14, '10, 9:25 pm
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We just call them by the title that their church gives them.
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Old Apr 15, '10, 9:57 am
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What does your church teach you about addressing "clergy" from other Christian churches?
Catholic
Orthodox
Anglican
Lutheran
Methodist
Church of Christ
Baptist
"non-denominational"
Pentecostal
etc.
I largely agree with what has been said so far. I personally would not even flinch at the term "Holy Father". I remember, as a youngster, my dad and I walking the streets of my hometown - large Catholic and Lutheran populations. As he usually wore his clerical collar, often time people would say, "Hello Father", to which he would say, "Hello". No big deal.



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Old Apr 15, '10, 10:03 am
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What does your church teach you about addressing "clergy" from other Christian churches?
Catholic
Orthodox
Anglican
Lutheran
Methodist
Church of Christ
Baptist
"non-denominational"
Pentecostal
etc.
I would not call a Baptist "Father", I doubt that he would like it.

For protestants I would use a general term as pastor or minister. In the case of the members of the Orthodox Church I would use the title used in their Church.
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Old Apr 15, '10, 12:59 pm
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What does your church teach you about addressing "clergy" from other Christian churches?
Catholic
Orthodox
Anglican
Lutheran
Methodist
Church of Christ
Baptist
"non-denominational"
Pentecostal
etc.
That is a question each Friend typically has to answer for themselves...typically Friends don't use titles in addressing clergy....."Friend Benedict" or "Friend Rowan" or "Friend Pat", or just their first names have been used when speaking of these particular individuals in "Quaker circles"......some of us do not use the title "Reverand" but may at times say "Pastor". Some of us have no issue with using the term "Reverend" or "Father" if addressing a Catholic, Orthodox or Anglican priest. It really depends on the Friend and how "conservative" they are.
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Old Apr 15, '10, 8:15 pm
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That is a question each Friend typically has to answer for themselves...typically Friends don't use titles in addressing clergy....."Friend Benedict" or "Friend Rowan" or "Friend Pat", or just their first names have been used when speaking of these particular individuals in "Quaker circles"......some of us do not use the title "Reverand" but may at times say "Pastor". Some of us have no issue with using the term "Reverend" or "Father" if addressing a Catholic, Orthodox or Anglican priest. It really depends on the Friend and how "conservative" they are.
That's really interesting. Thanks for helping me (and probably others) learn something new!
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Old Apr 15, '10, 9:01 pm
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I speak once in a while to the rector at my old Anglican parish and have spoken with other priests in the Anglican church, bishops, too. I call them all "father" or "bishop." And Anglican priests on this forum receive the same title of respect.
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Old Apr 15, '10, 9:37 pm
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What does your church teach you about addressing "clergy" from other Christian churches?
Catholic
Orthodox
Anglican
Lutheran
Methodist
Church of Christ
Baptist
"non-denominational"
Pentecostal
etc.
We (the Mormons) call 'em what they want to be called. I don't have a problem with "Father," or whatever it is.
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