“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them,

and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

But it shall not be so among you:

but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto,

but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28, KJV)

The word the Athenians used for their Assembly was Ekklesia, the same word used in the New Testament for Church
(and it is the greatest philological irony in all of Western history that this word,
which connoted equal participation in all deliberation by all members,
came to designate a kind of self-perpetuating, self-protective Spartan gerousia -
which would have seemed patent nonsense to Greek-speaking Christians of New Testament times,
who believed themselves to be equal members of their Assembly.)

- Thomas Cahill, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter


Saturday, June 23, 2007

So This Is What The Church Is Supposed To Be

"The Church is established not to sow division among those who gather within Her, but to gather those who are divided." These words of St. John Chrysostom encapsulate one aspect of the life of the church we all so dearly love. It seems that these words are more than appropriate in light of the current regime's (along with their minions) mission to split our community.

So the question begs to be asked: What say you? You certainly can't say that your actions aren't sowing division. Is it that you believe you are gathering those divided? Well... are we missing something? Sow division or gather those divided. Fairly straightforward and to the point. Well, what say you?

You speak of being canonically correct with the Archdiocese yet site no canons to support your statement. You contend your position has the full support of and has been encouraged by the Archdiocese for years yet offer nothing supporting your position. Well, what say you? Do years worth of letters exist from the Archdiocese that only you are privy to?

How truly sad it is that the current regime (along with their minions) take a position that promotes division. The minions are just following orders but the regime should know better because of their ordained positions in the church. So, we await your documented, substantiated response to whether you sow division or gather those divided. Well, what say you?

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