I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I am very interested in discussing with you some details about the permanent diaconate in the Byzantine Catholic Church.
Since I posted my queries on this forum, I contacted the Eparchy of Stamford in whose jurisdiction St Nicholas (Hudson) is located but I have not received a reply.
In the meantime, I’d like to ask you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we an at least hook up privately to discuss some issues and questions.
Also, can you help with the following questions, greetings, responses (if you could provide the Ukrainian cyrilic as well, that would be very helpful)?
When meeting someone from the parish:
When meeting the parish priest:
When meeting the archimandrite:
Asking for a blessing:
After the blessing:
What are the usual words used in the Byzantine Catholic blessing?
When writing to my mentor, an archimandrite, I use the words in the salutation: Bless, Father (instead of Dear …). What is the Ukrainian for that espression?
When concluding I close with, “I kiss your right hand.” Do you know the Ukrainian for that expression?
I have frequently heard the response “[something] slavo” in response to a greeting. Do you have any clue as to what the entire phrase would be?
Thanks very much!