“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


Friday, April 29, 2011

Still Dreaming !

The proistameno of Prophet Elias only reiterated for the umpteenth time at the Anastasi dinner that he would retire here and for everyone to be joyous because the split will take place.

The above is the front cover of a Holy Week schedule that was freely distributed at Prophet Elias.  Did the proistameno of Prophet Elias only not receive the March 24, 2011 letter from the Holy Synod?  Are his actions purposely and blatantly defying the order of the Archbishop and the Holy Synod?  How can he continue to be disobedient to the Archbishop and the Holy Synod without ramifications?

Fri., May 6, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Spring Meeting of the Archdiocesan Council The Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
Boston, Mass.

Since the proistameno of Prophet Elias only is a member of this body and since he is openly defying the instructions of the Archbishop and the Holy Synod, how will he conduct himself at this gathering?  It is presumed that he will be attending since he has again taken time away from the community.

From the March 24, 2011 letter from the Archbishop and the Holy Synod we read:  "Since at this time the community will not be separated into two entities, there will be only  one stewardship pledge form for the parish and all stewardship funds will be centrally administered by the parish council."  The president along with the parish council have failed this community miserably by their inability to take action.  In a phone conversation with Fr. Matthew, I was assured that after this coming Monday night's parish council meeting, we will have one unified pledge card which should be available in less than two weeks. 

In the very near future, time will show us how correct the proistameno of Prophet Elias only is in his prediction that we will be splitting in the very near future, despite the Synod's decision, OR the Archbishop's instructions.


Yannis Armaou


Steve Gamvroulas said...

I just read another rambling diatribe from the Pope of Denver explaining what a member in good standing was.

I like to call them like I see them, so here goes...the Pope of Holladay, well, I dont think he is in good standing right now.

Bill Rekouniotis said...

The Nightrider. Giddy up!

kailaxamitch said...

DEJAVU!!!!!We have heard these ramblings on and various threats from our supposedly spiritual leader before. What we have not heard is his acknowledgement of the decision by the Archdiocese allowing us to remain one parish.
He seems to continue to thumb his nose at his superiors as well as at his flock. According to the UPR he and all his blind sheep followers would be the most ineligible parishioners of all. Perhaps now we will see what kind of a backbone our Archdiocese has and how sincere they are about doing what is best for "GOCGSL'. XRHSTOS ANESTI to all.