“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, October 9, 2010

LIES, LIES and DAMNABLE LIES! Deception Worthy of the Borgias!

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April 12, 2010

His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver
4550 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO 80246-1208

Beloved Brother in Christ,

Χριστός Ανέστη!

We have received your letter requesting tbe granting of the Official Charter of the Archdiocese to the Greek Orthodox Church of Prophet Elias in Holladay, Utah, a community of the Archdiocese and specifically of the Holy Metropolis of Denver.

It gives us great joy to grant the Official Charter to Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, effective immediately.

The Charter certificate itself will be forthcoming as final preparations are being completed for its production. This letter of certification with the oftlcial Seal of the Greek Or1bodox Archdiocese of America attests to the granting of official status of the community.

With brotherly love and esteem in the Risen Christ,


Archbishop of America

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