With our fellow Christians at our side, we go into the world to do battle with the forces of evil. With these greetings, even a simple conversation is another shout of encouragement, another rallying cry.
This is absolutely beautiful! I have never heard of or thought of this practice except at Easter time. I would not know the responses if I was greeted in this way, but we can print out what you've written for us here and practice at home. Thank you!
The Irish greeting, dia duit, means may God be with you, and the response, dia is Muire duit, means God and Mary with you. I wonder how many other historically Christian cultures have such greetings in their languages.