“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


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What's the Hold-Up?

Some positive developments have apparently occurred during and since the Metropolitan's recent visit to the community.

  • Heard was that elections, on May 20th, as stated in the Interim Parish Council's letter to the community, would in fact be conducted.
  • Further heard, not as yet confirmed, was that no one would be barred from running in those elections.
  • Further heard was the Metropolitan Isaiah met with those wishing for a split community and asked that the illegal corporations delineating Prophet Elias as a separate entity were to be voided.

As of this date, the third item, one that can be effected IMMEDIATELY, has not occurred. A quick search of the State of Utah's business corporations site still shows a corporate entity with Mr. Mylonakis as the registered agent, as well as one with Mr. Shand, Dr. Beck, and Ms. Chachas.

These erstwhile folks kept telling us all along, particularly former president and current vice president, Mr. Mylonakis, that they were merely doing the bidding of the Metropolitan. Now that the Metropolitan has informed them that these need to be disbanded, what is the reason or excuse to delay?

1 comment:

Yannis Armaou said...

They tried to use each other in order to get what they wanted.The people that want the split were told by Fr.kouremetis that he will talk to
the "boss" in Denver and that he will take care of it.The metropolitan was assured by Kouremetis for a "Landslide" win on November 20,2011.They lost 2 to 1,the "boss" got mad and in his recent trip,threw all of them under the bus.Now we learned that they were mad because they did not get what they were promised.Little kids deprived of their candy.The candy is gone forever along with Fr.Kouremetis,that left them with empty promises.