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    Roadsigns

    Good morning,
    Could you please tell me what from the following would be the best option to use as an inscription on a roadsign?


    1. Monasteries of the Eparchy of (municipality`s name)

    2. Monasteries in the Eparchy of (municipality`s name)
    3. Monasteries of the (municipality`s name) Eparchy
    4. Monasteries in the (municipality`s name) Eparchy
    5. Monasteries of (municipality`s name) Eparchy (without definite article)
    6. Monasteries in (municipality`s name) Eparchy (without definite article)


    Thank you very much in advance!

    Respectfully,
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    Re: Roadsigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragana.BL View Post
    Good morning,
    Could you please tell me what from the following would be the best option to use as an inscription on a roadsign?


    1. Monasteries of the Eparchy of (municipality`s name)

    2. Monasteries in the Eparchy of (municipality`s name)
    3. Monasteries of the (municipality`s name) Eparchy
    4. Monasteries in the (municipality`s name) Eparchy
    5. Monasteries of (municipality`s name) Eparchy (without definite article)
    6. Monasteries in (municipality`s name) Eparchy (without definite article)


    Thank you very much in advance!

    Respectfully,
    D.
    Don't use the ones with "in", for a start, that doesn't work on roadsigns. That leaves you:

    1. Monasteries of the Eparchy of [municipality]
    2. Monasteries of the [municipality's] name
    3. Monasteries of [municipality] name

    #2 doesn't work for me because, for example, "Castles of London's area" would not work.
    #3 will work if the area is generally commonly known as "Municipality Eparchy" - in the UK that would translate to something like "Sussex County".

    I have looked up "eparchy" because we don't use it here. It appears to be an administrative district or province. On that basis, of your choices, I would go for:

    Monasteries of the Eparchy of XXXX

    In England that would equate to something like "Castles of the District of Penzance".

    However, I have one problem with the whole thing. In the UK, that's not really the kind of thing that's written on a roadsign. It sounds more like the title of a book or a chapter of a guidebook. Do you absolutely have to use the word "Eparchy" (bearing in mind that I had no idea what it meant and had to look it up)? If the name of the district/province is, as an example, "Zahumlje", I would suggest just putting "Zahumlje Castles" on the sign, presumably with an arrow showing that people are going in the right direction for the castles.

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    Re: Roadsigns

    Dear emsr2d2,

    First of all, thank you for your kind help and all the useful details! You are absolutely right. If you asked me, I would certainly refrain myself from using that kind of inscription on a roadsign. I would make it quite shorter. But, it`s not me who decides.

    However, your remark concerning the use of “eparchy” made me think. I`ve made the choice primarily to distinguish between the places of worship of Orthodox and Catholic communities that are equally present here where I live. So, to avoid putting Monasteries of the Orthodox Diocese of (municipality`s name), I simply chose the term “eparchy”, which in itself has this Orthodox touch, i.e. it means exactly what diocese does, but when it comes to the Eastern Orthodox Church organisation.

    Does this make any sense to you?

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    Re: Roadsigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragana.BL View Post
    However, your remark concerning the use of “eparchy” made me think. I`ve made the choice primarily to distinguish between the places of worship of Orthodox and Catholic communities that are equally present here where I live. So, to avoid putting Monasteries of the Orthodox Diocese of (municipality`s name), I simply chose the term “eparchy”, which in itself has this Orthodox touch, i.e. it means exactly what diocese does, but when it comes to the Eastern Orthodox Church organisation.

    Does this make any sense to you?
    That helps :)

    Would simply "Municipality X" Orthodox Monasteries work?

    It was the shortest thing I could come up with that included the fact you wanted to indicate they were orthodox places of worship and included the name of the area. I compared the idea with signs I see daily saying "Peak District National Park" and used the same construction.

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    Re: Roadsigns

    Dear Tullia,
    Thank you very much, the structure itself was helpful indeed! I envy you for living there!

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