“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


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pavilion Update

Two years have passed since we were assured by our parish council that the pavilion would be completed by September 2007. To date, we await completion of the pavilion in spite of assurances made that "the remaining funds to complete the project will be in hand and collected by the time the materials are delivered." How much has actually been spent on this project and how much more will be spent?

We are including the actual document issued by the parish council in 2007 for your review. If what is stated above and in the document is true, why are monies still being solicited for this project? It seems that this is one in a long line of pet projects of the proistameno of Prophet Elias only.

If this is in fact one of the many pet projects of the proistameno of Prophet Elias only, why doesn't our parish council president along with the other elected and/or hand picked parish council members, inform the proistameno of Prophet Elias only that there are far more pressing needs?

Click on the document and make your own conclusions.

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