“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


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A Night To Be Proud Of

In our continuing effort to keep the community informed, we offer the following snippet of what transpired at the parish council meeting of July 25. Our Proistameno showed his true concern for his flock by attacking a young member of our community. We would initially ask our parish council if you condone the "Orthodox Christian manner" used by our Proistameno toward one of your fellow parishioners. If not, who of you stood up to defend this young man?

It should also be noted that TOCB writes "lies, garbage and misinformation." These are the sentiments of a member of the "split committee" who has yet to point out one lie or any misinformation that has appeared on this forum. As far as "garbage" is concerned, everything currently occurring in our community is "garbage" and we didn't start it.

A full report will soon follow as to the events of this sorry meeting. Please check back.

No comments: