“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, December 26, 2007

Words of Wisdom

By the Denver Metropolitan

The December 6, 2007, letter regarding “not splitting" the Community.
What an inspirational letter! Especially the “bull dung” part.
No matter how you slice it is still bull dung.
And it comes from those whom we are to trust to guide us. So much for that.

As to the negative remarks that the Denver Metropolitan has fallen victim to!!!
Our community had nothing to do with it.
It all came about when the Denver Metropolitan made the headlines,
securing for himself the “coveted” position of a defendant in the Katinas sexual abuse case “cover up.”

As it is said by common wisdom: Ολα εδώ πληρώνονται.

We are all looking forward to calendar 2008 to see some more inspirational messages.

Our best wishes for 2008. May we all be happy and secure in the knowledge, that the Hierarch and his assigned Clergy, are properly guiding us, as “they have done so well” in the past.

Nick J. Colessides

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