Tip 1: How to greet the priest

person of faith is very important to observe the etiquette of a church that is significantly different from the secular.For example, meeting a priest in the street, you need to refer to it in a special way.
Guide
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met a priest without clothing on the street greet him with a nod or say hello as usual, wishing good day.On Easter day, you can say, "Christ is Risen!".Serve the priest's hand, only if the person and have long been familiar with him.Otherwise it will be perceived too familiar.
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met a priest in vestments (in a cassock with a cross or in the liturgical vestments with stole and charged), ask him for a blessing, and it will be your greeting.Approached the priest, a little inclined, fold the right hand on the left hand up and say: "Father, bless."
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In response, the priest will put on the sign of the cross and you can even put your hand in your clasped hands - it must be like to kiss the hand of God himself, who blesses you invisibly through the priest.If the priest put his
hand on your head, you do not need to kiss her.
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If there are several priests led by Bishop (manager throughout the diocese), with the blessing come only to him.If many of the priests and the Bishop is not among them, go and ask the blessing of the senior officer.Check it possible for the cross, the priest who wears on his chest.
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Archpriest is a cross with the decoration, the priest wears a gold-plated or silver cross.If you have a blessing from a priest, and nearby are several more, refer to them with the words "Bless, honest fathers" and worship.
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If you are in a group of believers, with the blessing of first fit men in seniority (the ministers of the church in the first place, as if setting an example), and then by seniority are women, the latter approach children (by seniority).This rule applies to the family: the first suitable husband, the wife, then the children.
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When we parted again ask the priest blessing the words "Forgive me, Father, and bless."
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telephone conversation with the priest should begin with the words "Bless, sir."Further reports are cases in which the call.The conversation finished requesting re blessing.
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Speaking about the priest in the third person, or referring to it, say: "Father abbot blessed."The combination of "father" and the name of the priest used in a purely formal occasions.

Tip 2: How to welcome a guest

dinner party, even not too formal, require compliance with generally accepted etiquette.How should behave similar to any home.And as the guests themselves should greet each other?Especially, if the society is fragmented, and come a little familiar with each other, or do not know each other.
As a welcome guest
Guide
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Coming to visit, first greet the hostess and the host, then the other women (starting with the elderly), and then the men.The children talked a bit and stretch them a hand.
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traditional greeting - handshakes - adopted at a meeting good people who know each other.Unfamiliar as you first need to present to the public.At the same time the men exchanged a slight bow.
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handshake should be vigorous, but short enough.Tighten it should not be.And especially not allowed to shake the hand of a partner, and even talk while.Unethical recognized as languid shrug and vice versa - can not be too tight to squeeze the hand of the partner.The warmest greetings considered both hands.During the handshake is not allowed to keep his other hand in his pocket.This, to some extent, perhaps in a circle very close acquaintances, but only just.
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If you are male, while welcoming the woman can kiss her hand.But do not lift her to him, and bend the arm themselves.Do not kiss the inside of the woman's hand and remember that a kiss should be a light touch of lips.
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very welcoming friends or good friends in the age of 30, you can kiss them three times on the cheeks.
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When you were late, and the company had already gathered, be sure to say hello to present first.If the guests sitting at the table, loud and clear greet all together.With good friends and neighbors say hello on the table separately
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first woman welcomes women then men.If among the guests is your husband, will give him the least attention.
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Being a man, first greet the women, then, if the table you can see his wife, with her.Only then greet the other men.
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If among those present who is a standout, greeted him first.
Note
Remember, you need to refer to the priest with great reverence and respect.Follow the propriety of his views, gestures and even facial expressions.Jargon and harsh words are unacceptable.Gestures are minimal.Do not touch in talking to the priest, observe a certain distance.If the minister of the church is, and you should stand.Looking to be your humble and meek.
Helpful Hint
Remember Orthodoxy not made contact to the priest, "Father."Say "reverend father", such as "Pray for me, reverend father."
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