“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, April 11, 2012

Please Help Our Community to Stay United


Dear Parishioners,

The lawsuit was started because the Denver Metropolitan, his appointed Clergy, and their appointed parish council (who were then in charge), refused to provide the community with a list of eligible members.

It took a Judge to enter his Order forcing them to give us the list. And the list that they gave us was deficient and had many errors. For that we paid and we are paying legal fees. The defendants’ legal fees have been paid by the Church’s insurance policy.  As you all know there is no such a thing as a free lunch. The Church’s insurance premium will be raised by the insurance company from now on, since there has been a call made upon the insurance company to pay for litigation costs. Thus we shall again pay for their legal fees.  And all, because “the few, the proud, the ‘...” refused us our rights; the right to know who is eligible to participate in a general assembly and to vote in the elections which were never scheduled.

It is a travesty and we should not stand for it. We do not need forgiveness for what we are doing; it is the “right thing” to do !!  It is the fair thing to do !!

We offered to stipulate to a “stand-still” agreement (freeze all legal proceedings) to save litigation costs, pending the promised free general assembly and elections. They have refused the offer.  We hoped for healing of this Community.  They continue to press with the litigation.  We need to resist their affront.  It just isn’t fair.


Please help and ask your friends to help, with raising the necessary funds to continue to defend our rights as parishioners.

Please make your contributions to: “FUND FOR THE DEFENSE OF THE GOCGSL” and mail it or give it to the committee (c/o Yiannis Armaou, 2751 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106) who has undertaken a “yeoman’s efforts” to save our community and to stay united.

Kalo Pascha to all.

Best regards,


Nick J. Colessides
Attorney at Law
466 South 400 East, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111-3325

Tele: 801-521-4441
Fax: 801-521-4452

1 comment:

Bill Rekouniotis said...

Just keep rattlin' their cage, and things get done.