“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, May 3, 2012

Please come to Denver...

...to see the snowfall...

"Please come to Boston"...

The above lyrics from the beautiful song (with apologies to Dave Loggins) could be the next destination of the proistameno-of-Prophet-Elias-only.

Not exactly Boston, as he made that attempt, and was rejected.

We are in a position to know that there will be a position open in Denver. Since his Eminence holds the  Proistameno-of-Prophet-Elias-only in such high regard, perhaps he can accommodate him, and have him close to him.

In 2002, the Proistameno-of-Prophet-Elias-only triumphantly declared that he was being assigned to our community because he was a trouble-shooter.  After almost 10 years, we have come to realize that the trouble-shooter is, and has been, instead, a trouble maker!

Mercifully, his time here IS UP!

- Yannis Armaou

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