“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, November 17, 2007

The Verdict Is In: 87% - No Split

The survey results are in. Of the 1,325 surveys sent out, 427 were returned. The results of those who sent in their surveys were:

Against the split: 370 - 87%

For the split: 57 - 13%

In terms of primary church attendance the votes broke down in the following manner.

Those who attended primarly Holy Trinity voted 110 - against, and 5 - for.

Those who attended primarly Prophet Elias voted 104 - against, 46 - for.

Those claiming they attended both churches fairly equally voted 119 - against, 2 - for.

Those who claimed no attendance preference voted 37 - against, and 4 - for.

The results speak for themselves.


Barbara Colessides said...

As I said in response to Mr. Kaloudis some time ago - WE WANT OUR CHURCH AS WE'VE KNOWN IT! The results do, indeed, speak for themselves. Those who cared enough to speak, spoke LOUDLY.

Barbara Colessides

Steve Gamvroulas said...

My concern is what unethical act will the scoundrels unleash upon us now. I am sure the rage they must feel at their stinging defeat is most unsettling. All that effort they expended, and the confusing manifesto they authored resulted in only 57 votes out of 1325.

We all know who they are, and the lengths they will go to push their agenda. Let us be prepared, for I fear they will become more vicious in their next assault on our community.

It is time to stand up again as a unified community and not let these types of schemes continue. Let us stand up to those who thrive on divisiveness and tell them we do not subscribe to their unchristianlike behaviors. We chose unity and Christian love, not the disorder and contempt they wish to spread.