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Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by xristos.anesti, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. xristos.anesti

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    I was wondering about something.

    You will notice that Nestoj - will greet you with words:

    God helps

    That is direct translation of Serbian Orthodox salute:

    Помаже Бог

    That is - a person would come up, walk up or whatever else and greet another person (or a group) with these words. The proper replay is:

    Бог ти помог'о (Бог ти помогао)

    Which directly translated means :

    God help you

    Now, I was wondering how do other Orthodox salute others and whether you have some nice and catchy salutes - if not I guess we will let you use this one ;)

    (Of course, we also use Christ is risen! - In truth He is risen! or Христос воскресе - Ваистину воскресе! and other greetings and replies when the time is proper and right).

    Thanks a bunch.
     
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  2. RobNJ

    RobNJ So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish!

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    There's the one for the rest of the year (not during Pascha)

    "Glory to Jesus Christ"

    "Glory Forever"
     
  3. Dorothea

    Dorothea One of God's handmaidens

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    How about "Christ is in our midst." And answer with "Indeed He is." ??
     
  4. nestoj

    nestoj Senior Member

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    We use that one when there is more formal (and larger in numbers of people) gathering - like a slava (especially on slava), someone going to serve the army, wedding...

    "God helps" is used when approaching anyone - like hello in English or ola in Spanish...

    nestoj
    God helps
     
  5. SeraphimSarov

    SeraphimSarov Пресвятая Богородица, спаси нас...

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    The one we use during "normal time" (I don't know if that term is used in Orthodoxy, forgive me) is, "Christ is in our midst!" to which we respond, "He is and ever shall be!"
     
  6. Monica child of God 1

    Monica child of God 1 strives to live eschatologically

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    I wish "God save you" had never left common English use. It is just so theologically correct :)

    M.
     
  7. ma2000

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    Doamne ajuta!
     
  8. Dorothea

    Dorothea One of God's handmaidens

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    I see. That's really neat. I like that.
     
  9. Shubunkin

    Shubunkin Antiochian Orthodox Christian

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    All very interesting. :)

    Hey, I voted for you for a mod position. ;)
     
  10. ma2000

    ma2000 Veteran

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    I probably missed something, but where can people vote for mods?
     
  11. nikolayalexandroff

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    In Russian - nearly as well in Serbian:
    Бог в помощь! - May God help you!
    Спаси Бог! (Спаси Христос!) - God save you!
     
  12. nestoj

    nestoj Senior Member

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    What this means ma (forgive me)?
     
  13. nestoj

    nestoj Senior Member

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    Who’s running for mod? And where (and can I at all) do we vote for him?

    nestoj
    God helps
     
  14. ma2000

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    "Doamne, ajuta" means God, help / May God help you / God bless / God, help us
    We use it also as a greeting, just like in Serbian :)
     
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