...They do not want to have an open General Assembly and free elections and then allow
ALL parishioners to vote?
Why are we told :"Parish council elections in your community can only take place after the
affirmative outcome of the upcoming special general assembly"?
Why do they try to force the vote?
What will happen if the community says NO?
Why do they want to replace this:
1. For these purposes this organization shall be a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, and shall
recognize as its Ecclesiastical and Spiritual head, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople;
it shall also recognize spiritually only, the representative of the Patriarchate in America. This
organization, however, specifically reserves unto its members in good standing, as defined
in these BY-LAWS, all of its property and assets, giving no control of said property and assets
to any priest, bishop, archbishop, or any spiritual head of said church, or to any person or persons
whomsoever, except those stated herein.