“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


Friday, January 13, 2012


TO: Mssrs. Johns, Zavitsanos and Roussalis as vassals of our POIMENARCHOI, Isaiah et al.
FROM: The PEOPLE of the LORD in the SALT LAKE CITY GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY (living and asleep in the Lord)

Once again we have properly followed YOUR procedures in requesting a General Assembly, which is OUR RIGHT.

It is now quite clear that your much-vaunted Uniform Parish Regulations are nothing more than a manifesto of tyranny to be followed to the letter by the laity, but to be cast aside as it suits our "leaders" (see Mr. Diamataras' commentary in the previous blog). You yourselves won't even follow them! Yet you demand we adopt them? (We remind you of the single word uttered by Metaxas in 1941 - OXI! The response of General Anthony McAuliffe at the Battle of Bastogne is further instructive!)

A picture is, after all, worth a thousand words.

- The Moderators

1 comment:

Bill Rekouniotis said...

Gen. Anthony "NUTS" McAuliffe, thank you Mr. & Mrs. Moderator and all ships at sea. At West High we had a FREEDOM SHRINE with his letter of response to the Nazi Commander, along with other letters and documents from American heroes, I didn't see one from the Archdiocese, hmm... Thanks for the memories. "AW NUTS".