“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, February 24, 2012


Moderators' Note: printed with Mr. Colessides' permission.


Dear Parishioners,

And just to add to the great news of today, the UNITY GROUP has achieved a great legal triumph with today’s decision as entered by Judge Howard. See the judge's decision here.

The decision impacts directly and is adverse to the Denver Metropolitan’s letter of 02/23/12.

The Court recognized our rights to be involved as a corporate entity, and to determine our own destiny.

Please tell the Metropolitan to stick to religious issues, and let us alone to be engaged in the governance we deserve.

Once again we can be free of outside interference.

Let us reiterate our request; we need to remove from our parish both Fr. Kouremetis and Fr. Gilbert. Let us be resolute about our goals, when any one of us speaks to the Archdiocese in New York and the Holy Eparchial Synod.

This is going to be a great weekend! We are going to have some great elections! A great way to start Lent.

The heartfelt thanks of the Unity Group to ALL of our parishioners who have struggled for two and a half years, and that stayed the course, for this ultimate great victory.

Best regards,

Nick Colessides

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