“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, October 30, 2012

Nick Colessides Comments Upon the Needed Defenestration of Fr. Kouremetis

Desperate acts.

I just received, courtesy of others, the below listed “clarification;” it was not signed. It gives us the impression that it was a follow up by Mr. Tsagaris, on his correspondence to the Denver Aghio.

However, this is not the case. Mr. Tsagaris did not mail the “clarification.” Fr. Kouremetis usurped the Denver Aghio. It is as if the Denver Bishop is unable to write his own editorial comment. We don’t need to know whether he endorses the letter; and, we don’t care. Incidentally no endorsement is necessary. Mr. Tsagaris recapped his meeting with the Metropolitan. We do not see any repudiation of the truth of the events and the discussion. The Tsagaris letter is factual and it points out the need for Fr. Kouremetis to go.

We do not need endorsements. We need action.

It is time that Fr. Michael be swiftly removed from his office as a Proistameno of our Parish.

We can no longer tolerate his prevarications.

Please urge all clerical authorities to reassign him, so that we all can live in peace.

Thank you,


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