“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, January 16, 2013

RUSES TO CONFUSE - AGAIN: "Spiritual Polygamy"

We learned today from our Metropolitan's letter the following:

"In regard to the existence of two proistamenoi, this is strictly a theological and ecclesiastical issue and is on the level of spiritual administration. Moreover, there cannot be one proistamenos over two churches, one in Salt Lake City and the other in Holladay . The Church calls this spiritual polygamy in that there is one bridegroom and two brides. "
However someone will wonder why the SAME SITUATION in New York, is left alone.

Is it maybe that the Archbishop does not "know" the UPR's as well as our Metropolitan?


Below (attachment) is the PROOF!!!

Yannis Armaou

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