“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


Friday, March 29, 2013

A "lighter" side?

Mix and Match

In his Easter message to the Salt Lake Rotary Club meeting Tuesday,Father Michael Kouremitis of the Greek Orthodox Churches of Salt Lake City told the Rotarians that this year the Greek Orthodox Easter will be on May 5."That's Cinco de Mayo," said Father Michael."That means we Greeks,after a long fasting period,will be able to enjoy lamb tacos."


Just an observation.
Are we not the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake?
Great Mexican historian! (hence the "Mi Patron".)

Καλή Τεσσαρακοστή


The Four Way Test:

Being a member of this established service organization is an honor and a privilege, and as a result, all Rotarians must follow the Four-Way Test in their personal and professional lives as well as when planning Rotary activities.

-Is it the Truth?(REFERRING TO THE MIRACLE???)
-Is it Fair to all concerned?
-Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
-Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned?

Yannis Armaou

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