“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


Thursday, October 7, 2010


Αραγε τι θελει να πει ο ποιητης??

From the Metropolitan's letter dated September 16, 2010 but mailed October 5, 2010 by the proistameno of Prophet Elias only we are told:

"Finally, I have been receiving an increasing amount of letters and telephone calls informing me that the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake is fictional, and that now there are two separate entities, as far as many people in both parishes are experiencing and desiring."

It is obvious the Metropolitan has conveniently forgotten the survey results where 87% of the respondents expressed their wishes to remain ONE community undivided. Just because the proistameno of Prophet Elias only, spoon feeds information doesn't mean it is factual.

On December 6, 2007 the Metropolitan writes to our community saying, "In keeping my word to Mr. Bapis and to myself, I will not force the recognition of two parishes."
Knowing that Marines are "held to the highest standards, ethically and morally," I personally count on your keeping your word.

Yannis Armaou

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