“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


Thursday, April 19, 2012


We have celebrated the Joyous Event of Our Savior’s Resurrection.  May our Resurrected Savior teach all of us lessons of forgiveness and humility.

We fought the good fight.  The community has been fully vindicated in its struggle with the Metropolitan of Denver.  We are not for sale … for trianta argyria.

            With the hiring of an outside law firm:

1.  We prevented from taking place, an unlawful general assembly, called by a then unlawfully appointed parish council; and

2.  A general assembly soundly defeated by a 3 to 2 majority the proposals espoused by the Denver Metropolitan; and

3.  A Utah State Court assumed jurisdiction of our lawsuit, and ruled in plaintiffs’ favor so that we get the necessary information and the desired lists.

Coupled with the Archbishop’s letter of March 24, 2011, we have won the right to have UNRESTRICTED general assemblies and elections.

Let’s exercise those hard fought for and earned rights.  Please make your stewardship pledge; all of us should actively participate in our Community’s affairs, and consider becoming a candidate for the Parish Council.

We can all be thankful to all who participated in the effort.

Please also make your contribution to the “Fund for the Defense of the GOCGSL.”

This is strictly my personal point of view, as an attorney who assisted with the lawsuit.


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


Bill Rekouniotis said...

We're in the driver's seat, so don't pull over.

Bill Rekouniotis said...

Today is the Sunday of St. Thomas known as the Doubting Thomas. Until I see his Samsonite or American Tourister luggage crossing the state line, I will not believe.