The Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake is coming down for our Rite of Election. I asked my sponsor what is the right way to greet him, and he told me to just shake his hand and say “Nice to meet you Bishop”. Well I’ve read other places that its proper to bow on your left knee and kiss his ring. I would rather be more formal when greeting a successor of the Apostles than just “nice to meet you”. So what should I do? If everyone just shakes his hand, than I’ll probably look silly kneeling and kissing his ring. But to be honest, if everybody else just shakes his hand, I’ll still at least kiss his ring. I don’t really care what others think, I think a prince of the Church should deserve more formality than a hand-shake.
Am I ok in thinking this?