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AbstractDifferent kinds of pragmatic expressions in spoken discourse, like discourse markers, interjections, topic orientation markers, pragmatic deictics, general extenders, etc., have attracted the attentions of researchers over recent decades. However, expressions that have their origins within religions have not as yet been studied from the pragmatic perspective, even though in everyday conversation they are used in non-religious contexts and content-free manners more often than within religious context. The presented study is based on the GOS, Slovenian reference speech corpus, and covers the more common Christian expressions used in the corpus data. These are: bog “God”, bože “God”, marija “Mary”, madona “Madonna”, jezus “Jesus”, hudič “Devil”, vrag “Devil”. This study tries to highlight those contexts they are used in, and the pragmatic functions they perform.