“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


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Impulsive (adj) : Acting or done without forethought

"All involved in this matter are advised to refrain from any further action whatsoever rela1ed to the issues raised, pending review and resolution of the matter by the Holy Eparchial Synod."

This was the directive from the Holy Synod to our community on October 28 2010.
For the umpteenth time the proistameno of Prophet Elias only managed to prove us (unfortunately) right.
Complete disregard of his superiors, The Holy Synod.
His agenda is above and beyond anything and anyone.
Fr Michael, you sent out a divided stewardship packet, why and with whose permission?
Who are you to decide about this community?

You are just a passer-by.
The tables below are also included in the 2011 stewardship power point.  You and the parish council should read them carefully. http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/stewardship

- Yannis Armaou

1 comment:

Steve Gamvroulas said...

I feel another "miracle" may be coming our way again. (interpret this as you like)