“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, January 29, 2012

Thank you!

We would like to thank the 309 people that took part in the Special General Assembly.
A message that was read at Prophet Elias urging the people not to attend this meeting, it fell
on deaf ears as quite a few members from PE were in attendance.


Steve Gamvroulas said...

309 attended? That's amusing. The Pope of Denver couldn't even gather 16...or 17 of his hand picked, unelected "parish council" on Sunday to get "sworn" in.

Looks like the αρουραίοι are jumping ship.

(I used to refer to them as πρόβατα but I think αρουραίοι is more fitting now)

Bill Rekouniotis said...