“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, October 20, 2010

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words!

Explanatory note:

The results of those who sent in their surveys were:
Against the split: 370 - 87% For the split: 57 - 13%

In terms of primary church attendance the votes broke down in the following manner.

Those who attended primarly Holy Trinity voted
110 - against, and 5 - for.
Those who attended primarly Prophet Elias voted
104 - against, 46 - for.
Those claiming they attended both churches fairly equally voted
119 - against, 2 - for.
Those who claimed no attendance preference voted
37 - against, and 4 - for.

The margin for error in this survey is as follows:

1,325 surveys whether to split the community were sent out, 427 were returned.


Yannis Armaou said...

Since the proistameno of Prophet Elias only is one of our more frequent readers,can he be honest enough to print the "pies" and fax them to Denver?
Never mind we would not want to confuse the real facts with their

Steve Gamvroulas said...

Άλλος σπέρνει και τρυγάει, κι άλλος πίνει και μεθάει.