“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


Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Confidentiality Policy Currently in Effect in SLC

Moderator's Note: We have obtained a copy of the confidentialilty agreement that is currently being imposed by our Proistamenos in this valley. We have reproduced it as faithfully as hyper-text mark-up language (html) allows, hence we have bolded text where the original document had it underlined, since underlined text in html is used for linking. We have left untouched all syntax and any grammatical or spelling errors that may be contained in the original document.


From time to time, members of the Parish Council of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake (“Parish Council Members”) will come into possession or have access to information which the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake (“Church”) deems proprietary and confidential to its operations and interests. Such information includes but is not limited to financial information, health information, business plans, and parishoner information, donations written or verbal conversations or communications and information discussed during meetings. This proprietary and confidential information shall be referred to herein as “Confidential Information.”

Use and Disclosure of Confidential Information. Parish Counsel Members recognize and acknowledge that the Confidential Information of the Church is important to the operation of the Church. Therefore, Parish Council Members shall not, during their term or thereafter, disclose or use any Confidential Information, or any part thereof, to any person or entity for any reason or purpose whatsoever, except as required in connection with their duties of employment, without the express and prior written permission of Parish Council President or Prostamenos. The term “disclose” means any communication to a third party, either orally or in writing, including but not limited to communications via e-mail, facsimile, letter, etc.


By my signature below, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the Church’s Confidentiality Policy. I further acknowledge and understand that any violation of the above policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the Parish Council.

Parish Council Member's Name

1 comment:

yannis said...

Can the proistameno prove to us that this document came from the Archdiocese 3 years ago as he claimed in the parish council meeting?
Will you please be HONEST at least ONCE to this community?

Yannis Armaou