“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


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ELECTIONS for Feb 26, 2012: Finalized Candidates/Nominees Ballot


Angelides, Nick
Colessides, Gus
Fuskandrakis, Jim
Gamvroulas, Steve
Kapos, Georgette
Kastanis, Jim
Kithas, Phillip
Mares, Alicia
Markogianis, George
Mastakas, John
McGrath, Tom
Melissas, George
Peters, Tom
Sakellariou, Sakis
Sifantonakis, Jim (Dimitri)
Teseros, Nick
Tsagaris, Dimitrios
Yengich, Connie Kandas
Zarkos, Jim


Yannis Armaou / Barbara Billinis Colessides said...

Bravo paidia! AXIOI!

Bill Rekouniotis said...

We'll see.