“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, November 20, 2011

RESULTS - Special General Assembly, November 20, 2011

Article 1 - Adoption of Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation

YES - 236 votes, 41%
NO - 340 votes, 59%

Article 2 - Adoption of New Parish By-Laws*

YES - 227 votes, 40%
NO - 348 votes, 60%

* One ballot had a vote only on Article 1.


Bill Rekouniotis said...

"When the musics over, turn out the lights". (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger & John Densmore. The Doors l967).

Bill Rekouniotis said...

"I was there when they crucified my Lord.
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword.
I threw the dice when they pierced his side.
But I've seen love conquer the great divide".
(U2 & B.B. King)