“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


Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Be sure you attend,and be sure you encourage your fellow parishioners to do the same. We will see you all this coming Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 3:30p.m. at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center.

We have been informed by the church offices that 1,325 surveys have been sent to community members in good standing. Everyone should come to show their enthusiasm and determination that our Community remains now more than ever UNITED, and that no obstacle is in its way. We believe that the majority will not wish to have our two churches split, divided, separated or indepedent from each other.

This UNITY, this UNITED FRONT, that will be demonstrated this coming Sunday, November 18th, will show everyone that the majority of our parishioners are determined to continue their religious work as before, and as the future needs of our Community require.

With our presence next Sunday let us bury once and for all the issue of the SPLIT of our community. Let us all stay UNITED. It is the only way this Community can build on over 100 years of progress.

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