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Catholic Prayer: Slovakian Daily Religious Expressions


Here are some expressions that were frequently used among Slovakian people. Let us restore this beautiful tradition of using religious phrases within our daily conversation.


On entering a Slovak home, the form of salutation is always, "Praised be Jesus Christ," to which is answered, "Forever and ever." This salutation is also a "must" on the street when it is a question of meeting a priest or religious.

In the home the hand of the priest and religious is always reverently kissed along with the greeting.

On taking leave of a Slovak home, the expression used is always, "Remain with God," to which is answered, "And you with His Divine Son."

Other pious expressions heard repeatedly in every Slovak home are: "The Lord help you," "The Lord hear us." Gratitude is always expressed by "The Lord reward you."

Prayer Source: Your Home, A Church in Miniature by Compiled by The Family Life Bureau in the early 1950s, The Neumann Press, Long Prairie, Minnesota, 1994
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