Thursday, February 2, 2012
On January 25 Metropolitan Isaiah instructed his clergy, "I am instructing the clergy to give the Affirmation of Office to all the above parishioners at the end of the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on January 29, 2012, since the last affirmation of office was given at the Prophet Elias parish.” “For the sake of the unity and the well-being of the Greek Orthodox community of Greater Salt Lake and its suburbs, I urge all of the 17 council members to work together....".
Even though we know that one person turned down the invitation and two more were out of town, only nine out of the 14 remaining were present at Holy Trinity.They did not go to Holy Trinity as they were instructed by his Eminence.
Why the five chose not to take the oath at Holy Trinity ?
Who instructed them, to act this way ? Just wondering who would do such a thing?
" According to the regulations of the Archdiocese, and immediately after the Divine Liturgy, the first meeting of the new parish council will be presided over by Father Michael Kouremetis or Father Matthew Gilbert for the election of the officers of the council, after which the new parish council will be under the new president."
It seems to me that the metropolitan is not taken seriously by his clergy.
Will these five be sworn in on Saturday?
I hope his Eminence does the right thing!
"I pray that all the members of the new parish council will demonstrate true unity and Christian fellowship....".
How badly did they betray the Metropolitan? None of them deserve to be sworn in, this coming Saturday.
Fr. Kouremetis' tactics are too obvious. The fake miracles, are over for good.
I hope and pray that his Eminence will finally realize that his clergy has been directing him the wrong way.
Time will tell.
Κοντος ψαλμος, αλληλουια.