“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, February 12, 2011

PROFILES IN COURAGE - the Priest and Parish Council we WISH we had in SLC

We are not alone in our struggles. Throughout this country the hierarchy of our beloved Church is seeking to utterly dominate and threaten the laity. To read about the plight of the Greek Orthodox parish in Lynn, Massachusetts, click here.
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Steve Gamvroulas said...

We, as Greeks are descendants of heroes. Greek blood flows through our veins, and Greek spirit beats in our hearts. We seem to have forgotten what this all means. We, like our brave brothers and sisters in Massachusetts must stand up to the tyranny, cowardice, divisiveness and the destructive forces in our midst. We MUST make our forefathers proud of us, and to never forget;
"Απ' τα κόκκαλα βγαλμένη
Των Ελλήνων τα ιερά
Και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη
Χαίρε, ω χαίρε Ελευθεριά!"

Bill Rekouniotis said...

Bravo St. George church.

Bill Rekouniotis