April 22, 2010
Via fax: 303/333-7796
His Excellency Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver
A follow up on Jim Kastanis’ most recent letter (4/22/10):
Thank for your very thoughtful letter and your courageous call to action. Your example must be emulated by many of us who think like you.
Both Proistamenoi have lost their ability to lead the Community. They worked very hard to earn the right to become irrelevant to our spiritual lives; and all in such a short time.
They teach hate, not love. They involve themselves in Byzantine machinations. This community is tired of persons with Napoleonic complexes. There is only one way to put an end to this conundrum. Both Proistamenoi must be relocated; they need to go where they can atone for their sins.
During the 60's our collective motto then is just as appropriate now: We shall overcome.
The Clergy cannot force us back to 15th century style of Roman Catholicism. Orthodoxy is The Faith of Love and Forgiveness. The Spanish Inquisition does not need to be resurrected in our community. Threats of ecclesiastical sanctions do not work against those who have Faith. There is no room here for the methods used by the Holy Inquisition.
We should stay united in purpose; no amount of threats concerning “ecclesiastical sanctions” must dissuade us from reaching our goal.
Everyone should write a letter to the Metropolitan in Denver, with a copy to the Archdiocese in New York, and a copy to the Patriarch in Constantinople; we need to let His Holiness know that his flock in Utah is suffering its own Golgotha under the Metropolitan He appointed.
T P M G.
Nick J. Colessides
P.S. Borrowing a page from John Saltas’ book, please distribute this message as you deem fit; we have to make sure that the “work of devil” is not perpetuated.