“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, July 11, 2012


It would seem that one could be forgiven for asking this question!
  • The lawsuit has been dismissed. 
  • All but one of the elected parish council members has been sworn in, despite dismissal of the lawsuit - which was a CONDITION of sweraring in the remaining candidates. Mr. Bapis chose to decline - Mr. Armaou did NOT - the suit is dismissed - Mr. Armaou MUST and SHOULD be sworn in IMMEDIATELY! 
  • And, ULTIMATELY, the community is NOT to be split. 
Yet Mr. Bruce Shand has, despite any of these circumstances, apparently, failed to disband registration for a separate corporate entity for Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church! (Note: others for "disobeying" -  for far less -  were SANCTIONED! We demand EQUAL treatment for Mr. Shand!)

Actually, it seems that the TWO corporate entities in the name of the Prophet Elias Church were disbanded once the decision was made to leave the community intact and to have a general assembly followed by free and fair elections. The one showing Mr. Mylonakis as registered agent was, and still appears to be, inactivated. Mr. Shand's registration showed as inactive throughout late April and all of May. Yet it was activated on June 4th - the SAME day the plaintiffs signed to dismiss the lawsuit against former parish council members! Is this a coincidence?
At a time when this community is desperately trying to heal, it seems that the diehards in a small minority are STILL insistent, despite several votes indicating NO SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT for a split, and will not let this go!

What part of "NO" isn't being understood? 

The parish council, the clergy and the hierarchy should immediately INSIST that this entity be inactivated. Enough is enough! Let the dividers STOP!

1 comment:

Bill Rekouniotis said...

I wonder if Boss Hogg aka Marshal Dillon knew about this.