“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


Monday, February 28, 2011


 In today's email from the parish council.....
"As the Parish Council has repeatedly stated, the two cards are being used for one purpose and one purpose only: to understand which church (or churches) members of the combined parish will choose to identify with in the event that two separate parishes are ultimately established. "

What is it that the hand picked parish council can not understand?

  • That we will not and do not want to split?
    • That 87% said no to split in 2007?
      • We choose BOTH churches!
        • That united we stand?

          One card for BOTH churches!


          Yannis Armaou


          zeta tsagaris said...

          This was my reply to the parish council regarding their latest stewardship card communication: Wouldn't it be right and more logical to wait and see IF two separate parishes will be established first and then let people identify with one of the two or both? How about people who are still undecided? If this "hypothetical" reason is the only real reason (as you say) that you do not accept people's pledges and return parishioner's checks, then I suggest that you all seek professional help immediately to try to find out what is wrong with you!

          jsefandonakis said...

          United we stand, divided we fall. They are demanding we pick a side.
          By choosing a side they are trying to divide us, that simple. I pick one United Community that works together undivided for the cause of the entire group. I do not choose a small minority group telling me to pick a side. Our community has remained strong and healthy all of these years working together as one. Look at us now.
          Jim Sefandonakis

          Bill Rekouniotis said...

          United we stand, united we fall.

          Steve Gamvroulas said...

          I think the rest of them should resign tomorrow as well.