- When speaking with a Bishop, you should say "Bless, Despota
[Thés-po-ta]" (or "Vladika
[Vlá-dee-ka]" in Slavonic, "Master
" in English). It is also appropriate to say, "Bless, Your Grace
" (or "Your Eminence
," etc.). You should end your conversation by asking for a blessing again. This is in respect to the bishop's teaching ministry (ie, a school master).