“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, June 21, 2011

A Time for Reconciliation, Reflection, and Positive Action

Dear Parishioners,

I just spoke to our attorneys who informed me that the special general assembly which was scheduled to be held on Wednesday June 22, 2011, has been canceled/postponed without date.

You will all recall that late last week, our litigation firm of Anderson & Karrenberg has emailed a letter to the addressees referenced therein.  The insurance defense firm of Richards Brandt responded to the demand letter of the Anderson & Karrenberg firm.

By agreement, both of the law firms have agreed to the cancellation.  The two law firms are meeting later on today to work out the details.

Our representatives [lawyers] will keep us abreast and we in turn will notify you of the progress of the negotiations.

We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who got personally involved, and advised and consented [to] all of us, with your talent, treasure, and time.   Your encouragement to forge ahead has been absolutely phenomenal and unprecedented.

We are confident that this is the time for reconciliation, reflection, and positive action for the betterment of our entire Parish.

The ad hoc New York Committee:

Nick J. Colessides
Douglas Anderson
Nick Bapis
Kostas Katsohirakis
Vasilios Priskos
Constantine Skedros

P.S.  Please feel free to distribute this email to as many people as possible.

Nick J. Colessides
Attorney at law
466 South 400 East, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-3325

Voice:  801/521-4441
Fax:      801/521-4452


Jim Sefandonakis said...

This is good news, we need to step ahead and do this fairly for everyone in our community. They have done a good job in getting everyone to take sides and turn everyone against each other. I believe this was the plan all along. They would have loved watching us fight it out Wednesday night only pulling ourselves further and further apart. We need to focus on the above, "reconciliation, reflection, and positive action for the betterment of our entire Parish".

Bill Rekouniotis said...

Law is order and good law is good order. (Aristotle).