“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, December 31, 2011


We are about to enter yet another new year – the tenth since our ποιμενάρχη disbanded this community’s parish council in 2002. For nearly five years this site has documented the community’s “death by a thousand cuts”.  This stagnation has affected all of us, including and especially, our children. Sadly, this ongoing disaster is directly attributable to a leadership, spiritual and temporal, that is short-sighted, secretive, disingenuous, and yes, unchristian. It is beyond comprehension that those who would purport to be following the example of our Savior could contend that “this is what Jesus would do.”

Surely there is a way we can continue the legacy of our beloved forebears for ourselves and our children! Surely this is the year we can return to being a dynamic, vibrant community for ourselves and our children, and for the greater glory of our Lord. Surely this is the year we can begin to heal? May the Lord grant that it is so!

We wish all a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year.  Ευτυχισμἐνο το Νἐο Ετος!
- the Moderators

1 comment:

Bill Rekouniotis said...

"this is what Jesus would do" Is that Jesus the Hispanic gardener?