“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, September 10, 2011

"Don't expect the people who caused the problem to solve it." Einstein

It has been ten plus days since the posting of the proistameno of Prophet Elias only having access to a secret checking account.  Some time ago, the then treasurer and now secretary of the appointed "parish council," expressed an opinion about the internet in general and specifically our blog.  He had stated, "You can't believe everything that shows up on the internet.  The TOCB site is a perfect example of that."

Can the past treasurer and current secretary of the appointed "parish council" refute the existence of this checking account?  Was the announcement of this account a surprise to him or has he known about it and said nothing in an attempt to cover, yet again, for the proistameno of Prophet Elias only?  If this account is non existent, we stand to be corrected.

Maybe the proistameno of Prophet Elias only could use his new found weekly message to explain his secret checking account.  That might be asking too much from someone who believes he answers to no one and is allergic to the truth.  After his Thursday expression of displeasure in having to attend the sponsor luncheon, he is best reminded that he is paid by one community with two churches.  We don't want to hear "I hate going down there" from you ever again.  If that is how you feel, the time has come to pack your bags and leave.  Salt Lake City is not the best city for your retirement.

Wake up Salt Lake City!!

Yannis Armaou


Bill Rekouniotis said...

"And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14)

Don't ya just love Bible verses.

Sakis Sakellariou said...

The persistence of Mr. Armaou to want to know if, in fact, a "secret"checking account exists that only the Proistamenos of Prophet Elias manages and the further implication of Mr. Floor that he may,also, have knowledge of such an account, raises a few questions regarding the dignity, honesty and integrity of the above two individuals who both serve in the various religious and administrative affairs of our Community. After all, what is the secrecy surrounding such an account about? Shouldn't all the members of our Church know all the details about this account? It takes a simple statement from the President of our Community to get the record straight and settle this question once and for all. To follow the greek saying:" H siwpi mou pros apantisi sou" makes no sense at this time and if followed, it may have some serious repercussions later on. Again a quick and short explanation by the President of the Community is indicated. Let's hope we'll hear from him soon.

Yannis Armaou said...

Mr.Sakellariou you surprised me.You are wondering for the account,why did you know about the P.E corporation? have you wonder why we spent 420k for an unfinished pavilion? Were you informed that the majority of this community wanted to split as our proistameno of Prophet Elias only informed the Metropolitan and the Archdiocese? Many people were called "robbers" from the metropolitan,was he right or "misinformed"? Who is responsible for all this? WE ARE FOR PUTTING UP !!!