pax vobis


Said by bishops after the “Gloria in Excelsis.” If the “Gloria” be not said, then the bishop‘s salutation is the same as the priest‘s viz. “Dominus vobiscum.” The fact that “Pax vobis” was our Lord’s Easter greeting to the Apostles made it unsuitable for penitential days.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “pax vobis”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 7 March 2021. <>