“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


Sunday, August 7, 2011

From March 24, 2011 to today......NOTHING

Thinking back on the day the letter was received from the Holy Synod regarding our situation here, we ask ourselves, "what has changed?"  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  If we look back, the Archdiocese issued a charter which was subsequently withdrawn by Archbishop Demetrios.  In March 2010, three individuals secretly filed documents with the State of Utah which can be accessed HERE.  This corporation is active to this day despite the directive of the Holy Synod.

What have the clergy or their hand picked parish council, done to resolve this issue?  They act as if there was never a letter from the Holy Synod here and that a split is imminent.  Another question, how can an Archon whose name appears on the incorporating documents, disobey the directive of the Synod?  Isn't this a violation of the UPR?  

Fortunately, their attempt at an illegal, according to their own UPR, special general assembly was stopped.  Unfortunately, the stall tactics continue with no benefit to our community.  Sadly, the assigned clergy have only the demise of this community to show during their tenure.     


Bill Rekouniotis said...

Maybe they can't read.

Steve Gamvroulas said...


I hereby cast the first vote of "no confidence" towards the illegal and appointed council.

The time has come for us to take our community back from this reckless pack. Its time to change the locks and fire all of them.

Που είστε παλικάρια ?

Bill Rekouniotis said...

The "palikaria" are up at Mt. Olivet Cemetery spinning in their graves. But remember, what "goes around comes around." The "palikaria" will get the last laugh.