“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


Saturday, February 16, 2013


The most interesting world religious news is the announcement that the Pontiff is resigning effective as of the end of February 2013.  According to the news sources, this is a rare event; it happened  last 600 years ago.
 A wise person said once that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
 It would be wonderful if the Denver Metropolitan and Fr. Kouremetis follow the Pope’s lead.

 Best regards to everyone.

 Nick J. Colessides
Attorney at Law
466 South 400 East, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111-3325

Tele: 801-521-4441
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TOCB Moderator said...

"Do you think a mushroom will ever grow to be as tall as a sequoia??
I doubt it! You are not comparing apples to apples. Are you?

Andy Giannis

TOCB Moderator said...

I believe, Andy, they actually are comparable. Like the former Cardinal Ratzinger, our Metropolitan has shielded pedophile priests while ignoring and minimizing the plight of their victims. I also don't believe, for a moment, that the current pope resigned for "health reasons". His predecessor was equally feeble in his old age, if not more so, and, died in office, without running off to be cloistered, far from the ongoing scrutiny regarding his deceptions. Benedict is not resigning, he's HIDING.

Barbara Billinis Colessides