He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near (Ephesians 2:17).
When I was in Romania many many many years ago, this was a common greeting between the brothers and sisters in Christ.
It’s pronounced pah-chay-domn-loo-eee.
I remember the children getting the giggles every time I tried to communicate in their tongue. I can only assume it was because my pronunciation was so perfect it delighted their very souls.
In any case, Pace Domnlui translates roughly to “Peace of mind.” Embedded in the greeting is the understanding that peace comes only from Christ, that he alone can bring peace to our crazy lives, our frantic schedules, our troubled and fearful and utterly stressed-out minds.
Pace Domnlui, Beloved of Christ.
Oh, and Happy Friday