“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, August 12, 2009

Please support a worthy cause!

Saturday August 15th, Prophet Elias Gym Social Hour 6:30 Dinner 7:30


Ticket prices: $35 for adults; $25 for college - 13 years of age; $15 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at Prophet Elias and Holy Trinity, or CONTACT:

Christine Chachas (775) 293-0416

Megan Curtis (801) 577-6269

Jason Oneida (801) 971-7910 (corrected number)

All proceeds generated will benefit Jennifer Hardwick and her family: Jennifer is a youth from our own community who was involved in a horrific car accident and is still receiving treatments.

Delicious appetizers, lamb dinner, cash beer and wine bar and an assortment of Greek sweets. The OPA dancers will perform.

DJ “V” will be playing Greek hits and classics all night for your listening and dancing pleasure.


1 comment:

steve gamvroulas said...

kudos for putting out the word