AN OPEN LETTER TO:
THE PARISH COUNCIL
NO-ONE HOLDS VETO POWER OVER
THE SECULAR AFFAIRS OF OUR COMMUNITY
Neither the Metropolitan nor the Archdiocese hold a veto power over the non-ecclesiastical affairs of this Community. Utah State law is the only applicable authority.
You will recall that the vote was taken on February 11, 2007. The Community voted overwhelmingly (72%) to create the new non profit corporation.
The results were submitted to the Metropolitan for “ratification.”
The Metropolitan, apparently acting on orders from the Archdiocese, decided to nullify the Community’s vote. He and the Archdiocese torpedoed this Community’s efforts for a better tomorrow. Ostensibly the reason for the failure to ratify was that the Community’s vote was either “non-canonical” or “contrary to the UPRs” or some other cockamamie excuse.
To this date no one has ever cited which canon was violated? No one has told us what UPR was violated?
The truth of the matter is that NO VIOLATION of any kind or type occurred. It is only a whim of those who seek to stop the progress of the Community.
I am very proud to be part of the Heritage Campaign Committee. We made a promise to this Community that our Community will undertake to complete the renovation of the Holy Trinity Cathedral. On time, and on budget. A promise made; a promise kept. The committee wanted to make the same promise about building a new Holy Trinity Cathedral Campus. The Cathedral Vision.
Unfortunately the Cathedral Vision will never become a reality. Too bad for our Community. Too bad that the Clergy and others OUTSIDE of own Community have dictated that we cannot proceed with the creation of new Sunday School classrooms, and other physical facilities to promote programs for our Holy Trinity Church Parishioners.
Neither the Metropolitan nor the Archdiocese hold a veto power over the non ecclesiastical affairs of this Community.
I (and others) have repeatedly asked for the Metropolitan’s and the Archdiocesan response to the Community’s submission. My understanding is that there may be as many as four letters that have been directed to this Community “discussing the creation of the new non-profit corporation.”
Why have they not been made public ?
Mr. Varanakis has stonewalled all requests for disclosure. He refused to make the responses public for the benefit of the Community.
On whose orders?
Who runs our Community?
What is the role of our Parish Council?
Is the Parish Council here to “serve” the Proistameno?
Do the Diocesan assemblies that pass “non-binding” resolutions govern our affairs ?
Is the Proistamneo managing the flow of information to the Community again?
Is the Parish Council an unwitting party to this conspiracy?
Are there any explicit or implicit threats to any person who has the information ?
Has the information been made known to the entire Parish Council ?
If not, why not?
Is this sordid affair part of the Proistameno’s machinations?
What about the communications by the “Floor-Gamvroulas” committee with the Metropolitan and the Archdiocese? Is this Community being sold down the river? Are we going to be buried again? Is this Community being walked down the primrose path ?
The entire Community has a right to know!
The entire Community has the right to expect information to be made public!
The entire Community demands to know the whole “unvarnished - warts and all” truth; nothing but the truth must be made public!
The entire Community pays the bills.
Full disclosure is part of the Parish Council’s discharge of its fiduciary duty to the people who have elected them to the office.
IT IS TIME TO COME CLEAN WITH THE COMMUNITY
THE COMMUNITY DEMANDS THAT YOU TELL US THE TRUTH
MAKE THE LETTERS PUBLIC
THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Nick J. Colessides
P. S. In another article we shall review the applicability of the Sam Ervin adage: “Follow the money.” The truth about opposing “the creation of the non-profit corporation” and the real reason(s) for promoting the “split.”
Saturday, August 4, 2007
AN OPEN LETTER TO: