Praised be Jesus Christ


#1

I have a recollection of using the phrase “Praised be Jesus Christ” as a greeting, particuarly when addressing the clergy. Does anyone still use this form, or is there any form of Christian greeting that is in use today? Any thoughts?


#2

Praised be Jesus Christ. -Forever and ever


#3

Laudetur Iesus Christus
in saecula saeculorum!

Praised be Jesus Christ
Forever and Ever!
Amen


#4

Ok. But do you actually say this to people when you meet?


#5

No.

Most people I know are not Christian, let alone Catholic, and would be offended or shocked and turned off if I said this out loud to them as a greeting.

It’s a beautiful prayer and I wanted to pray it here in this thread.

There’s no reason we can’t pray this or something similar – like “Blessed be God” – silently when we greet someone or say goodbye.

Many people are OK with “God Bless You.”


#6

I say God Bless You to many people.


#7

my priest usually ends his homiles with it… he would say the first line, and then the comgregation would say the last part with him.


#8

I’m Czech (well, Moravian, specifically) and among the faithful, greetings along the lines of “Chvála Kristu” – “Na věky” (“Praise be to Christ” – “In all ages”) still occur here. I really enjoy using them. Also, to express gratitude, one may use the phrase “Pán Bůh zaplať” (“Lord God repay you”, literally).


#9

Now and forever
or
forever. Amen.

We have that custom in our community of sometimes using that greeting, too.

Sr. Christina Marie, OSF


#10

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