“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, August 25, 2007

Pray for the victims on Sunday!

Some of you maybe don't know but in Greece they are literally burning from the countless
fires. Up to now they have 51 victims.
Truly a biblical catastrophe!
Please include the victims in your prayers .
Thank you very much.
Yannis Armaou

1 comment:

Bar said...

The death toll is now 65 with many more in the hospital in critical or serious condition. Your prayers are vital and your donations will be highly appreciated.

Greetings from Greece and best to all in SLC.

Barbara Colessides